Prior to Franklin College, Schroeder served as the associate dean of the college at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois from 2010 to 2017. She began teaching English at Knox in 1996 and became the department chair in 2003. She also previously taught at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, the University of Illinois and the University of Denver.
Dr. Schroeder earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Purdue University, a Master of Arts in English literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Denver.
As provost at Cal Maritime, Dr. Schroeder will be the senior academic administrator for a program which is continually ranked as one of the best public colleges in the western region and in the top third among all regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranks Cal Maritime first among public California universities for graduate earnings 10 years after enrollment. The Academy is also one of only 15 four-year colleges in the U.S. that received a perfect score for “value added” to student outcomes in a recent study by the Brookings Institute.