DM, University of Phoenix; MS, Naval Postgraduate School; MS, National University; BS, U.S. Naval Academy
Change leadership; executive education; corporate social responsibility; recruiting; succession planning
Dr. Nafarrete has extensive experience teaching doctoral courses in business, management, human resources, and research methods. He is currently a human resources analyst in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and is the U.S. Navy's director of flag officer development, responsible for the executive development of approximately 300 admirals. He has served on active duty for the past 20 years and has deployed three times to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Dr. Nafarrete has earned four specialty certifications from the Navy, including Manpower Systems, Training, Development, and Undersea Warfare. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Dr. Nafarrete joined Walden as an adjunct faculty member in 2009 and currently serves as a lead faculty and university research reviewer.