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:
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.
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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