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On this site you’ll find information to optimize your learning environment, develop strategies for graduate-level success, and manage personal challenges that affect learning and mission completion. Many resources are self-help while others are made available through NPS program officers, faculty members, Office of the Dean of Students, GWC, and Dudley Knox Library. Faculty and staff are committed to protecting your privacy.

Please download the NPS Key Contacts guide, a one-page flyer which provides phone numbers, street addresses, and URLs for resources to maximize learning. The guide includes pointers to health services, counselors, the NPS Chaplain, the Crisis Line, and other sources of assistance.

Primary Contact

Your Program Officer: Contacting your program officer is the first step to explore options for support inside and outside the classroom. He or she will listen to your concerns and help direct you to the right resources.

Additional Contacts

Philip Gonda, Associate Dean of Students: (831) 656-7843

CDR Kenneth Ferguson, Deputy Dean of Students, (831) 656-3385

Edward Corrado, Acting Head Librarian: (831) 656-2975

Dr. Sandra Leavitt, Director, Graduate Writing Center: (831) 656-3680

Ali Rodgers, Faculty Development: (831) 656-7696


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