To maintain the Academy’s stature as a preeminent undergraduate institution, one that attracts both world-class faculty and outstanding students, private gifts support the following initiatives:

Faculty Recruitment

A highly qualified and expert faculty is essential to attract top high school students and provide a challenging education for the Brigade of Midshipmen.  The competition for top quality faculty is intense; this initiative aims to provide competitive “start up” funding for summer research stipends and pre-tenure research support to attract outstanding faculty.

Faculty Development

To enhance the Academy faculty’s academic credentials, this program funds teaching workshops, curriculum and instructional development grants, and summer research projects.

Distinguished Military Professors

Recently retired senior military officers compliment active duty officers on the faculty by providing curricular continuity and the benefit of experience gained from distinguished active duty careers.  This initiative augments existing funding for four incumbents and adds two additional DMPs in Naval Law and Seamanship and Navigation. Read more...

Distinguished Visiting Professors

This program aims to attract leading national and international experts with specialized and recent experience in emerging, important subject areas for a fixed-term appointment.  DVPs will teach advanced courses, lead seminars, develop speaker series, and conduct research to enhance the Brigade’s understanding of contemporary issues. Read more...

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Class of '72 DMP for Character Education

For seven years the Class of 1972 Distinguished Military Professor (DMP) for Character Education has played a key role in the education and preparation of midshipmen as commissioned officers. Captain James A. Campbell, USN (Ret.) has served as the Class of 1972 DMP since 2004.

Class of '84 Distinguished Chair in Ethics

The Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics was created to bring a high level of scholarship and expertise in military ethics to the programs of the Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.  Dr. George Lucas was appointed to the Class of 1984 Chair in 2009 and continues to serve in that role.

 
 

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