Associate Provost for Continuing Education

Dudney Grazyna

Dr. Grazyna Dudney

As the associate provost for the Directorate of Continuing Education, Dr. Grazyna Dudney manages multiple academic programs with a significantly diverse set of missions which include language acquisition, orientation, and enhancement for DoD language professionals and other foreign language users. She guides the instructional practices of nearly 300 faculty and support personnel in Monterey, California and at 17 other locations worldwide.

Dr. Dudney grew up in the southern part of Poland where she received her high school diploma in the city of Opole. After earning a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Boleslaw Bierut University, Dr. Dudney spent two years teaching English for Special Purposes at the Wroclaw Polytechnic University. In addition to conducting undergraduate English courses, she regularly provided simultaneous Polish-English-Polish interpretation at scientific conferences.

Dr. Dudney started her career at DLIFLC as a teacher of Polish and went on to serve in multiple positions at the Institute that included management of academic programs involving various aspects of foreign language education, such as curriculum design, teacher education, diagnostic assessment, and foreign language teaching at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Before assuming her current position, Dr. Dudney served as director of the Faculty Development Support division. In this role, she managed the development and implementation of pre-service and in-service professional development programs for DLIFLC instructors. She also served as the dean of the Curriculum and Faculty Development Division, the dean of the European and Latin American Languages School, chair of the Polish Department and as chairperson of the Multilanguage Department with Hebrew, Greek, and Turkish languages.

Dr. Dudney has published articles and given many professional presentations and workshops at regional, national and international conferences as well as for government agencies such as the National Cryptologic School and the Foreign Service Institute. Her research interests include ESL, foreign and second language education, curriculum design, diagnostic assessment, teacher supervision and program administration, organizational leadership, teacher education, transformative teaching and learning, and teacher and student self-efficacy development.

In addition to her Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dr. Dudney holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Foreign Languages and a Postgraduate Certificate in Language Program Administration, both from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She also holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies in Boston, Massachusetts.