Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 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 Wilman Martinez, USN (2019)
B.S.,  SUNY Empire State College
M.A., SUNY Empire State College

Associate Professors

LT Sean Ryan, USN (2021)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
LT John “Jack” Mellgard, USN (2021)
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
LT Ignatiy Orlovskiy, USN (2022)
B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
LT Samantha Drake, USN (2022)
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy