Dr. Sproles earned her Ph.D. in English (1987) from the University of Buffalo and her BA in Literature from The American University (1982). She taught and chaired the English Departments at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN (1987-97) and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA (1997-2007). She served as the Director of Faculty Development at the University of Southern Indiana (2007-10), where she founded the Center for Academic Creativity. She has published extensively on faculty development as well as in the field of British Modernism and critical theory. Her most recent experience in higher education administration was as Provost at Marietta College in Ohio. She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning at the United States Naval Academy.