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  • MLK Day of Learning at Capital

    January 18, 2021

    Please join us on Monday, Jan. 18, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Capital University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning. The theme of the 2021 event is “Why We Still Can’t Wait,” a reflection on Dr. King’s 1964 book about nonviolence and the struggle against racial segregation – a topic that is just as relevant today as it was 56 years ago.

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    Christmas Festival 2020: Together We

    Throughout the Holiday Season

    TOGETHER WE continue to celebrate the joys of this season with these highlights of the Capital University Virtual Christmas Festival.


    Adult, Graduate, and Seminary Virtual Information Sessions

    Several Scheduling Options

    If you’ve thought about pursuing a graduate degree or finishing your bachelor’s degree, we invite you to join us at a Virtual Information Session. These smaller group sessions are a great time to learn more about your program of interest, discuss the types of classes you will take, and meet faculty and staff members who will answer questions about the application and admission process.


    • 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.

      Associate Professor

      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 & Director of Clinical Partnerships

      Jennifer Hodge, Ph.D. Professor of Education Education Ruff Learning Center Room 234 614-236-6569 Biography Dr. Jennifer Hodge received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is past depart

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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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