Stephen Kreta has been at California State University Maritime Academy for over 30 years. As a proud graduate of the class of 1979, he sailed as an engineering officer in the United State Merchant Marine for a number of years before returning to San Jose State University for graduate study and to Cal Maritime as a faculty member teaching an array of engineering and technology courses. He has held a number of positions on campus, including 15 years as Academic Dean and more recently as Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Kreta received a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering Technology from The California Maritime Academy and a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University. Along with being a Professional Mechanical Engineer, State of California, he is also a Chief Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard, Steam, Motor, and Gas Turbine Vessels, Unlimited Horsepower, and a Certified Plant Engineer.
Steve and his wife Angie live in Walnut Creek, California. Their three children are all graduates from the CSU receiving three Bachelor Degrees, a Master's Degree and a Teaching Credential.