Tim Garrold, Ed.D.

Deputy Dean College of Distance Education
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
Tim Garrold photo


Professor Garrold has been the Deputy Dean of the College of Distance Education since 2015. Prior to then, he served as the Program Manager for the Fleet Seminar Program beginning in 2003. A retired Navy Surface Warrior, he commanded at sea and ashore and served in various surface combatants and ashore commands throughout a 32 year career that began as an Enlisted Sailor in 1974.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Mine Warfare


Ed.D., Johnson and Wales University, 2014, Higher Education Leadership

M.A., Naval War College, 1999, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1981, Physical Science

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal
Three Awards

Navy Commendation Medal
Four Awards

Navy Achievement Medal
Two Awards

National Defense Service Medal
Two Awards

Various Expeditionary and Unit Awards

External Memberships and Associations

Newport Rhode Island Commandery Naval Order of the United States

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