Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Education: M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration: College Student Affairs , University of South Florida - Tampa
B.A in Journalism and Political Science, University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
Office Phone: 727.553.3944
A short paragraph or two describing what you do at the college
I am responsible for a broad range of administrative duties supporting instruction. I administer academic policies and advise faculty, staff, and students on policy matters related to the academic program. My duties consist of the following: management of the admissions process, student and alumni tracking, course scheduling and space allocation; maintaining degree requirements and accreditation standards; and coordinating the submission and development process for new course offerings, new programs, and program revisions. I maintain extensive knowledge of University and College policies and procedures and am able to interpret and apply them to support faculty and student success.
Four Quick Facts About Yourself
- Marathon Runner
- Mother of a two kids
- Doctoral Student in Higher Education Administration program at USF
- Born and raised in Pinellas County
Research: Marine Magnetics; Mid-Ocean Ridge and Hotspot Interactions; Plate Tectonics; Seafloor Mapping with High-Resolution Multibeam Sonars of Artificial and Real Coral Reefs, Mines, Paleoshorelines, Hydrothermal Vents, and Fish Habitats; and Wax Analog Modeling of Seafloor Spreading Processes
Deep Ocean: Mid-ocean microplate tectonics, small and large offset propagating rifts, and hydrothermal venting and other mid-ocean ridge processes.
Shallow Ocean: High-resolution multibeam studies of: 1) benthic habitats of coral reefs and fish; 2) paleoshorelines & sea level rise; 3) scour & burial of mines, artificial reefs, & pipelines; 3) shallow water hydrothermal venting, and 4) paleoshorelines.
Over the past six years, these research interests have been addressed with oceanographic seafloor mapping expeditions to the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Analyses of multibeam, magnetics, gravity, side-scan sonar are made in conjunction with insight from a seafloor spreading analog wax model. Current projects include: Plate tectonic reconstruction of the Pacific-Nazca plates, Off-axis volcanism along the Easter Seamount Chain, Deep submersible investigations of exposed oceanic crust, Benthic habitat studies of Pulley Ridge, Florida Middle Ground, and Panama City Beach. Students involved in these projects partake in data collection, data analysis and publishing results (e.g., four of the five publications listed below are first-authored by the student involved with the project).
Dr. Naar is currently serving as the Graduate Program Director for the college.