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  • Main Street Scholarship

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    Capital University offers The Main Street Scholarship to all accepted, full-time, undergraduate students who are entering their first year of college, including full-time transfer and international students. Starting Fall 2023, we have expanded our Main Street Award (a minimum of $20,000), up to full tuition and fees.

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    Project Indigo

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    Project Indigo encompasses the best of Capital University. Individualized, holistic support to help every student succeed. Digital tools to promote access and enhance our face-to-face interactions. And Go! — a call to action for our students, staff, and faculty to transform our classrooms, our campus, our communities, and our world.

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    Instant Decision Day

    June 12

    Join us for this Graduate Admissions Event  where you can gain admission into a Capital University graduate program during a single in-person appointment with one of our graduate admissions counselors. You could be on your way to the next phase in your career in a matter of minutes.

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    • Reginald Dyck, Ph.D.

      Professor of English

      Dr. Reginald Dyck's published essays on Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Greg Sarris have directly shaped his teaching of their works.

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    • Saurav Roychoudhury, Ph.D., FRM

      Professor of Finance & Economics

      Dr. Saurav Roychoudhury is an associate professor of Finance and Economics at Capital University.

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    • Elene P. Kent, Ph.D.


      Dr. Elene Kent's areas of expertise are business management and teaching and learning pedagogies using instructional technology.

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    • Olga Shonia, Ph.D.

      Professor of Education

      Dr. Olga N. Shonia received her degree in Educational Policy Studies from Indiana University (Bloomington), and her degrees in Linguistics and TESOL from Russia and Norway.

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    • Jennifer Faison Kelly, Ph.D.

      Professor & Dean

      Dr. Jennifer Faison Kelly (“Dr. Jenn”) received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is currently a university Master Advisor and helps students successfully matriculate through the university.

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    • Dina Lentsner, Ph.D.

      Professor of Music

      As a musicologist, Dr. Lentsner is interested in the intersection of music and literature, primarily focusing on contemporary music.

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    • Paula Federico, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor

      Paula Federico is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue her Ph. D. She joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Capital University in 2009.

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    • Andrea Karkowski, Ph.D.

      Professor of Psychology, Assistant Provost

      Dr. Karkowski is trained as a learning theorist and uses that expertise to foster self-reflective learning in her students. While she readily supervises student research projects in any area that is important to the student researchers, her own research focus includes student learning and development.

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    • Tianshu Wang, D.M.A.

      Professor of Piano

      Tianshu Wang, D.M.A. Professor Music Conservatory Complex Room 134 (614) 236-6410 Biography As professor of Piano and head of the keyboard area, Dr. Tianshu Wang won the prestigious Praestantia Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2011

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    Capital is a comprehensive, independent university grounded in the Lutheran tradition.

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