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Notable Faculty

Every faculty member in the Capella School of Public Service holds a doctoral degree. Our experienced instructors provide expertise to regional, national, and international public service and health care organizations including emergency response agencies, law enforcement, Fortune 500 health care organizations, the U.S. armed forces, and the U.S. government.

Beth Koenig, JD


Beth Koenig serves as Dean for the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. With an over 20-year career in higher education, she has taught, advised, and mentored both undergraduate and graduate students. She has also developed and supported numerous sponsored research initiatives and has led several enterprise-wide, university infrastructure improvements.

In addition to her background in education, Beth has worked in government relations, has served as a Minnesota Supreme Court qualified mediator, and presented best practices in building university research. She also sponsored program initiatives to local, state, national, and international audiences. Beth holds a JD from Hamline University School of Law and a BA from St. Catherine University (formerly the College of St. Catherine) in Speech Communication and Music, Opera Performance.

Charlyn A. Hilliman, PhD

Faculty Chair, Public Administration specializations

Since joining Capella in 2006, Dr. Hilliman has served as a scientific merit reviewer the Institutional Review Board (IRB); a residency instructor; a subject matter expert in researching Criminal Justice and Public Administration; and the Comprehensive Examination Lead. Prior to Capella, she spent her career in healthcare information technology leadership at Columbia University and Florida International University and has worked as a director of community programs evaluations and policy initiatives for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hilliman holds a PhD in Criminal Justice and a Master of Philosophy in Criminal Justice, both from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.