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  • Fall Open House

    October 20

    Get the full Capital experience on a weekend at our October 20 Open House event. This is the perfect campus visit for students at any stage of the college search. Discover how Capital empowers its students to push boundaries, question convention, and face their fears so they can do more, not less.

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    PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood

    October 23, 7:30 PM

    This year’s Gerhold Lecture Series presentation, “POEMJAZZ” featuring renowned poet Robert Pinsky and Grammy winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood.

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    Join us for Music Visit Day

    October 26

    Wanting to turn your passion for music toward a career? Join us for Music Visit Day where you will have the opportunity to meet our talented professors and students on a visit day that highlights the Conservatory of Music.

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    Meet Our Faculty

    • 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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    • Kathryn Bell, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor of Psychology

      Dr. Kathryn Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in interpersonal violence, trauma, behavior analysis and addictions.

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    • Saleem Saleem, Ph.D.

      Chair, Program Director, and Professor

      Dr. Saleem is a Chair, Program Director, and Professor of Social Work at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.  He earned his Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington. Dr. Saleem also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Eastern Literature from the University of Karachi.

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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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    • 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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    • Elene P. Kent, Ph.D.

      Professor and Department Chair

      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 Hodge, Ph.D.

      Professor & Director of Clinical Partnerships

      Jennifer Hodge, Ph.D. Professor of Education Education Ruff Learning Center Room 234 614-236-6569 jhodge@capital.edu 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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    • Paula Federico, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor

      Paula Federico, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Battelle Hall Room 116 (614) 236-6393 pfederic@capital.edu Biography Paula Federico was selected as a 2009-2010 Exxon Mobil Project NExT Fell

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    Let Us Introduce Ourselves

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

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    Spotlight on Academics

    The 22nd Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship

    On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Capital University celebrated its annual Honors Day with a symposium for undergraduate and graduate students featuring their original research projects and showcasing their scholarship activities. Capital University is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.