Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Jennifer K. Waters


Dr. Jennifer Waters, a native New Yorker, grew up in a sailing family on Long Island.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute, she attended Stevens Institute of Technology earning a master’s and doctoral degree in Ocean Engineering.

Dr. Waters is a highly accomplished and widely recognized professional engineer with broad experience in both naval architecture and ocean engineering.  For more than 25 years she was a member of USNA’s faculty, distinguishing herself as the Academy’s senior female civilian leader.  In her role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Waters was the primary liaison between the Office of the Academic Dean & Provost, Athletics, Information Technology, Midshipmen (student) Medical, and the Commandant’s Office.  She managed all curricular matters for over 25 academic majors across more than 15 academic departments, ensured that 4,400 students satisfactorily meet academic and graduation requirements, and taught a broad range of courses.