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Notable Faculty

Nearly all of Capella's faculty from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have a doctoral degree and many work as licensed practitioners, school psychologists, school counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, registered play therapy supervisors, psychologists and social workers. Our instructors have expertise in child and adolescent development, and family and geriatric issues. They are also proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have experience consulting with privately held businesses with a focus on succession planning, organizational development, executive development, and coaching.

Andrea Miller, PhD

Dean of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Andrea Miller has worked as a member of the Capella team since 2010 and has taught online since 2005.  She began as an adjunct faculty member and later moved to lead faculty and then to the faculty chair role for the psychology department in the School of Undergraduate Studies at Capella University.  In 2015 Dr. Miller moved to the Dean of Psychology role in the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Her professional background includes work as a psychologist in the public schools and as a psychologist and supervisor for non-profit clinics. She specializes in working with children and families as well as individuals of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  Dr. Miller is licensed as a psychologist in three states, licensed as a specialist in school psychology, and a human services board certified practitioner.  She is active in psychological associations and served as President of the Georgia Psychological Association from 2013-2014.  Dr. Miller holds Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Bethany Lohr, PhD


Bethany Lohr, Ph.D., LP/ Faculty Chair: Dr. Lohr joined Capella in 2011 as a part-time faculty member in the Masters Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.  In 2012, Dr. Lohr became a member of the Core Faculty and Colloquia Lead before becoming PsyD Director of Residency training in 2013, and Faculty Chair in 2014. She earned her Masters and Ph.D degrees in Clinical Psychology with a subspecialty in Behavioral Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1996, and did her internship at Harvard Medical School, specializing in CBT and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Lohr has always enjoyed a balance of teaching, clinical work, and clinically- related research in her training and career. Prior to her role as a Capella faculty member, Dr. Lohr ran a private practice in a rural area, and has had numerous experiences and training in various settings, including forensic work, community mental health, and in hospitals and schools. Her research interests include many aspects of psychopathology, health psychology, and CBT.  Dr. Lohr is a very evidence-based psychologist with a strong theoretical orientation in CBT. She has provided cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, couples, and groups of all ages. She also has training and experience in administering a wide range of psychological assessments, and is licensed as a psychologist in the States of Alabama and Tennessee. Dr. Lohr has been involved in her State Psychological Associations, serving in the past as President and Disaster Response Coordinator, and feels strongly about the importance of advocacy in our role as psychologists.