Associate Core Faculty
Associate Core Faculty members are appointed from among Adjunct Faculty who have taught with high degrees of success online, on campus, or both. In addition to their teaching duties, Associate Core Faculty serve as content area directors, peer reviewers, new faculty mentors, student mentors, doctoral dissertation and master's thesis committee members, and voting members of School Faculty Councils. Associate Core Faculty members, like Core Faculty, play significant roles in course, curriculum, and program development and governance, supporting the achievement, assessment and improvement of student learning, and advancing the scholarship of the University.
Denise Antoon, JD
Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina; Master of Science in Human Services, Capella University; JD, McGeorge School of Law
California Association of Licensed Private Investigators, member; American Society of Trial Consultants, member; National Criminal Justice Association, member, American Psychology and Law Society, member; American Judicature society, member; Association for Criminal Justice Research, member, Society for Human Resource Management, member; Ladies Who Launch, member
Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Criminology, Legal Research
Kristin Ballard, PhD
Master of Science in Distance Education; PhD Human Services from Capella University
Sigma Mu Psychology Honor Society; Alaska Counseling Association; Alaska Psychological Association; American Psychological Association; Society for Military Psychology; Society for Psychology of Women; Society for Child, Youth, and Family Services
Social Psychology. Development and Learning, Organizational Leadership, Nonprofit Management
Justin Carter, PhD
Bachelor of Arts, University of Phoenix; Master of Arts in Distance Education Instruction and Design, University of Phoenix; PhD in Leadership in Higher Education, Capella University
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), member; Association of Student Conduct Administration, member
Educational Leadership, Research
Ron Curtis, EdD
BS, International College (Hodges University); MPA, Florida Gulf Coast University; EdD, Nova Southeastern University
Lee County Florida Sheriff's Deputy (Captain); Commander of Professional Standards Division; Florida Internal Affairs Investigators Association, member; National Internal Affairs Investigators Association, member.
Organizational Leadership and Management, Criminology and Justice Studies, Conflict Resolution, Business, Human Resources and Public Safety.
Deborah Elliott-DeSorbo, PhD
Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University; PhD Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
Psychology Society of the Pikes Peak Region, president; American Psychological Association, member; former military clinical psychologist
Clinical & Counseling with a focus on Health, Health Psychology, Trauma, Alternative Medicine
Elliott-DeSorbo, D., Martin, S., & Wolters, P. L. (2009). Stressful life events and their relationship to psychological and medical functioning in children and adolescents with HIV infection. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 52(3): 364-370.
Ciccone, D., Elliott, D., Chandler, H., Nayak, S., & Raphael, K. (2005). Sexual and physical abuse in women with fibromyalgia syndrome: A test of the trauma hypothesis. The Journal of Clinical Pain, 21(5): 378-386.
Chen, K., Shiflett, S., Ponzio, N., He, B., Elliott, D., & Keller, S. (2002). A preliminary study of the effect of external qigong on lymphoma growth in mice. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 8(5): 615-21.
Andrea Goldstein, PsyD
BA, Florida Atlantic University; MS, Nova Southeastern University; MS, Miami Institute of Psychology; PsyD, Miami Institute of Psychology
American Psychological Association, member
Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice, Conflict Resolution, Neuropsychology, Abnormal Psychology
Amy Hakim, PhD
Bachelor of Arts, Florida International University; Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Florida International University; PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Florida International University
Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, member; American Psychological Association, member
Business Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Consulting
Eric Muenks, PhD
BA, Stetson University; MS, Troy State University; PhD, Capella University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida
Counseling, Human Development, Mental Health Administration, Family Systems, Social Psychology, Business Psychology, Grant Writing, Executive Coaching, Organizational Development.
Debora L Scheffel, PhDEducation
PhD, Northwestern University; MA, University of Denver; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
Member, Colorado State Board of Education, International Neuropsychological Society; International Dyslexia Association; Council for Exceptional Children
Literacy, language and learning; education policy; research methodology, statistics, psychometrics; assessment and evaluation
Recent Publications & Presentations
Della Noce, D., Scheffel, D., & Lowry, M. (in press). Questions that get answered: The construction of instructional conversations in asynchronous discussion boards, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.
Lefly, D., Scheffel, D. (2013, April). Building bridges for English learners: Proficiency, achievement and time, Center for Scholastic Inquiry, Scottsdale, AZ.
Scheffel, D. (2012, May). Comprehensive policy frameworks that impact student achievement. Plain talk about reading, Center for development and learning, New Orleans, LA.
Scheffel, D., Lefly, D. & Houser, J. (2012) Predictive utility of the DIBELS reading assessment for reading comprehension among third grade English language learners and English speaking children. Reading Improvement, 49(3), 75-92.
Wiznitzer, M. & Scheffel, D. (2010). Learning Disabilities. In R. David (Ed.). Child and adolescent neurology. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, invited reviewer
Global Media Journal, Advisory Board
Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, Editorial Board
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, Editorial Board
Irene F. Stein, PhD
Master's degree in Computer Science, Virginia Tech; Master's degree in Communication Development, Colorado State University; PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University
International Coach Federation (ICF), host of Coaching Research Special Interest Group; Graduate School Alliance of Executive Coaching (GSAEC), board member; 20 years experience in high tech industry as firmware programmer and manager
Executive Coaching, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Diversity (Qualitative Research Methods)
Stein, I. F., & Page, L. J. (in press). Graduate study in executive and organizational coaching: Considerations for program development. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture.
Stein, I. F., & Stetler, R. (in press). Coaching and communication. In D. Brennan & L. Wildflower (Eds.). The theory and practice of evidence based coaching: A comprehensive handbook. Jossey-Bass.
Stein, I. F. (2009). Which hat am I wearing now?: An evidence-based tool for coaching self-reflection. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 2(2), 182-194.
Page, L. J., & Stein, I. F. (2006). Framing the dialogue: Unlocking issues surrounding coaching research. In F. Campone & J. L. Bennett (Eds.), Proceedings of the third ICF coaching research symposium (pp. 141-151). Lexington, KY: International Coach Federation.
Stein, I. F., Campone, F., & Page, L. J. (Eds.). (2005). Proceedings of the second ICF coaching research symposium. Washington, DC: International Coach Federation.
Stein, I. F. (2004). The "coach-approach" as dialogic discourse. In I. F. Stein & L. A. Belsten (Eds.), Proceedings of the first ICF coaching research symposium (pp. 130-139). Mooresville, NC: Paw Print Press.
Stein, I. F., & Belsten, L. A. (Eds.). (2004). Proceedings of the first ICF coaching research symposium. Mooresville, NC: Paw Print Press.