GEAC - Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Education

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Graduate Education Advancement Center

Ralucca Gera, Ph.D, Associate Provost for Graduate Education


Phone: (831) 656-2230

Dennis Lester, Ph.D, Director of Graduate Education Advancement


Phone: (831) 656-3432



Your resource for instructional, institutional, programmatic, and research support in the following areas:

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Teaching & Learning

Teaching and Learning (TL) supports faculty across all the stages of their academic careers, Promoting Excellence in Teaching to Advance Learning (PETAL). TL provides resources that foster quality, professional development, and successful teaching— featuring a learner-centered course development process, the integration of instructional methods and assessments with educational technologies to promote knowledge integration, scholarly teaching, and enhanced teaching portfolios.


POC: Ali Rodgers, Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning


Phone: (831) 656-7696

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  • Faculty mentoring & coaching Fellows programs (TFP/LEAF)
  • Learning assessment
  • Instructional strategy
  • Instructional design
  • Course development
  • Course evaluation
  • Content and Asset Management
  • Accreditation support
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Learning Experiences

Learning Experiences (LE) coordinates the identification, orientation, and training for piloting educational hardware and software solutions that support NPS teaching and learning. LE translates user needs into creative, effective, and engaging multimedia products. LE supports new pedagogical strategies through the development and promotion of TLC Mini-Grant and FLEx Spaces initiatives.


POC: Nicole LewisPh.D., Coordinator of Learning Experiences


Phone: (831) 656-7547

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  • Instructional Media Development
  • Visual Design
  • Website Design
  • Video Production
  • Educational Applications
  • Interactive Learning Applications
  • Faculty Inputs on Classrooms
  • Emerging Classroom Capabilities Research
  • Teaching and Learning Grants 
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Educational Research & Program Development

Educational Research & Program Development (ER/PD) supports the continuous improvement of NPS academic programs. ER/PD services include market research for new and existing curriculums, research and strategic communication plans for the promotion of academic programs, and effective delivery of promotions using best practices in educational outreach.


POC: Miriam Bergue Alves, Ph.D., Coordinator of Educational Research and Program Development


Phone: (831) 656-2662


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  • Programmatic Communications
  • Academic Program Research
  • Program Development and Promotion
  • Research on Best Practices in Education
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Business Operations

Business Operations (BizOps) supports NPS’s goal of operational excellence and continuous improvement in the areas of finance, business operations, and administrative services. They provide support for budgeting, contracting, purchasing, reporting, employee onboarding, logistics, DL student support, and travel so that NPS program managers and staff can focus on mission success.


POC: Joel Gomez, GEAC Administrative Officer


Phone: (831) 656-3882

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  • DL Student Support
  • Logistics Support
  • Student Communication
  • Enrollment Coordination
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Proving support and resources to advance the quality of education at Naval Postgraduate School. Offering Instructional, institutional, programmatic, and research support through access to instructional designers, visual designers, videography, educational programmers, communications specialists, and programmatic support specialists.