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    The Trident Room Podcast - 53 – Dr. Joe Hooper and Ana Eckhart - Epanding the Reach of NPS

    The Trident Room Podcast - 53 – Dr. Joe Hooper and Ana Eckhart - Epanding the Reach of NPS

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    Naval Postgraduate School

    In this episode, Dr. Joe Hooper and Ana Eckhart discuss expanding the reach of NPS, hosted by Karl Flynn. This episode was recorded on October 20th, 2023.

    Dr. Joe Hooper was the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs at NPS, overseeing the educational portion of the school’s mission. His emphasis in this role was an overhaul of resident curricula and an expansion of non-traditional education opportunities, including the creation of the NPS Extended Campus and new offerings at fleet concentration. He is currently back in his role as a
    Professor in the Physics department, where he has served since 2011. He earned his PhD in Physics at Tulane University in 2006 and spent 5 years as a physicist at the Navy warfare centers. He specializes in explosives and weapons effects, with a particular interest in fragmentation and incendiary weapons.

    Ana Eckhart was the NPS Director of Assessment and acting Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs. Ana completed her MS in Instructional Science and Technology at CSUMB in 2018. She joined NPS in 2019, providing instructional design and technology training to faculty in the Defense Management Department and teaching in the Manpower Systems Analysis curricula. She currently works as an instructional designer at a large software development firm.

    The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation.

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    Thank you!



    Date Taken: 10.20.2023
    Date Posted: 04.03.2024 13:43
    Category: Interviews
    Audio ID: 79733
    Filename: 2404/DOD_110213560.mp3
    Length: 00:36:09
    Artist The Trident Room Podcast
    Composer Ashley Hollingsworth
    Genre Podcast

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