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Notable Faculty

Rhonda Capron, EdD

DEAN OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Dr. Rhonda Capron is an accomplished leader with remarkable business acumen, extensive academic experience and professional relevance within the confluence of today’s transformative marketplace. She brings a unique blend of background and experience to Capella as a seasoned executive and higher education leader with more than 15 years of experience successfully leading strategic initiatives and operations within high-tech businesses. She also has 10 years in higher education, including extensive, hands-on experience teaching; faculty and staff leadership; academic programming; curriculum development; and strategic planning. Dr. Capron joined Capella in 2016. She was previously the academic dean of the School of Business at University of Phoenix. Prior to that position, she held a number of academic leadership roles at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. In addition she has an extensive background in both the business sector and the military. Rhonda was vice president of support services and software as a service at Oracle Corporation, and she served as the deputy director for operations within the Departments of Army and Energy.

Bill Dafnis, PhD

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF TECHNOLOGY

Bill Dafnis is the Associate Dean of Technology for Capella University's School of Business and Technology. Dr. Dafnis' professional background includes 20 years of leadership positions with newspaper media publishing in operations, business development, project management and information technology. In the field of higher education, Dr. Dafnis has served at various institutions as a technology faculty member, Associate Dean and Dean of Information Systems and Technology. His research interests focus on disruptive innovation, information security and business process modeling. Dr. Dafnis is a project management professional (PMP) and holds a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, an MSIT with an Information Security and Assurance Specialization from Carnegie Mellon University, MBA from Lake Forest College and a BA from the University of Illinois.

Tsun Chow, PhD

FACULTY CHAIR

Dr. Chow is faculty chair for the doctoral IT programs within the School of Business and Technology at Capella University. Prior to joining Capella, Dr. Chow was information technology director for a Fortune 100 company. He has more than 20 years of IT management experience, with the last seven years as an IT executive. Dr. Chow has a background in information security, data center management, business transformation via technology applications, and IT outsourcing. In addition to his role as faculty chair, Dr. Chow is engaged in research and mentoring in the areas of outsourcing, IT management, and information security. He has published many papers, authored a book on software quality assurance, and given presentations at professional society conferences. Dr. Chow was the recipient of the Data Center Manager of the Year award from the Association for Computer Operations Management and the Outstanding Contribution award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.