The President of the Naval Postgraduate School is the academic coordinator for all graduate education programs in the Navy. The President administers fully-funded graduate educational programs at the Naval Postgraduate School, other service graduate schools and civilian universities.



Ann E. Rondeau, Ed.D., VADM, USN (Ret.)

Provost and Academic Dean

Scott Gartner, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff

Brandon Bryan, CAPT, USN

Academic Administration

Vice Provost of Academic Leadership

Jomana Amara, Ph.D.

Vice Provost of Research

Kevin B. Smith, Ph.D.

Dean of Students

Thor Martinsen, CAPT, USN

Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Acting

James B. Michael, Ph.D.

University Librarian

Thomas Rosko

Administrative Staff (Academic)

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Dennis Lester, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Administration and Registrar

Jessica Bawdon

Director of Admissions, Acting

Cheryl Southern 

Director, Faculty Development

Ali Rodgers

Director, Graduate Writing Center and Thesis Processing Office

Sandra Leavitt, Ph.D.

Director of International Graduate Programs Office

Danial Pick, COL, USA (Ret.)

Director of Programs

Sabina Pamaran, CDR, USN