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Karyn Sproles

Karyn Z. Sproles, PhD

Dean of Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Mahan 215

Karyn Sproles is Dean of Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at the US Naval Academy, where she also teaches in the English Department. She 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.

Her subsequent experience in higher education administration includes positions as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Carlow University in Pittsburgh and Provost at Marietta College in Ohio. She has published extensively on pedagogy and faculty development as well as in the field of British Modernism and critical theory, including Desiring Women: The Partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West (Toronto UP 2006) and Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative (Routledge 2019), which integrates literary theory with learning theory in order to interrogate the effects of reading on the unconscious of the reader.


Carolyn Judge

Carolyn Q. Judge, PhD

Deputy Director for Teaching, Learning, & Multimedia
Mahan 213


Carolyn Judge is the Deputy Director for Teaching, Learning and Multimedia in the Center for Teaching and Learning. She is also the Director of the Multimedia Support Center (MSC) at USNA. She earned her BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University (1996) and her PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan (2000). Her engineering research interests are in the dynamics of high-speed boats and in teaching group work to undergraduates.

Julie Zhu

Julie L. Zhu, PhD

Deputy Director for Instructional Design & Technology Integration
Mahan 214

Julie Zhu is the Deputy Director for Instructional Design and Technology Integration at the U.S. Naval Academy. She earned her M.A. in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Colorado (2001) and her Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from the Pennsylvania State University (2006). After earning her Ph.D., Julie Zhu became a professional in the field of Instructional Design, Development, and Technology Integration. She works closely with USNA faculty to provide support in integrating a variety of existing and emerging educational technologies into the teaching and learning processes and consults with faculty on using good pedagogy for teaching with technology.


Kaitlyn Rolli

Education Technician for Center  for Teaching and Learning    Mahan 211

Kaitlyn Rolli is the Education Technician for the Center for Teaching and Learning. She is a military spouse and mom of three who takes passion in helping the military community. For the past 12 years she has dedicated her time to volunteering as an Air Force Key Spouse as well as a lead housing council representative. Kaitlyn is working towards a degree in supervisory management. She looks forward to being a sponsor to incoming midshipmen


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