Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Department of Naval Science Faculty

Note: For all faculty listings in this section of the catalog, the year when a faculty member joined the Academy staff follows each name. Other information includes the individual’s faculty rank, degrees earned, where obtained, professional licenses held, and military affiliation. In a department that includes more than one discipline, the faculty member’s area of specialization is indicated.

Superscripts used in this listing are:

1faculty member has received the Academy’s Vice Admiral Gordon McLintock Award for Exemplary Leadership
2faculty member has received the Academy’s Sue Alice McNulty Award for Distinguished Teaching.
3faculty member has received the Captain C.A. Prosser Award for Student Service.
4faculty member has held command at sea of an unlimited tonnage vessel.

Department Head

CAPT Daniel G. Straub, USN (2020)
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Boston University
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School

Assistant Department Head

LT Lucas Carita, USN (2018)
B.S., University of South Florida
M.B.A., Columbia University

Associate Professors

LCDR Jason Maltese, USN (2020)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.E., University of Maryland
LT Riordan Nolan USN (2019)
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
LT John “Jack” Mellgard, USN (2021)
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
LT Wilman Martinez, USN (2019)
B.S., SUNY Empire State College