Dean Norton Named 2014 Metro Mover
Monday, February 24, 2014
Congratulations to Dean Norton, Phd, who was named a 2014 Metro Mover by SD Metro magazine.
About Dean Noelle Norton -
At a time when some are questioning the value of a liberal arts education, new University of San Diego College of Arts and Sciences Dean Noelle Norton think it is more important than ever. A political scientist who has taught at USD since 1994, Norton sees the value of learning about history, languages, science and other subjects as a long-term proposition. Norton became dean of USD’s largest academic unit with some 4,000 students and 225 full-time faculty in July 2013, and had led a number of USD initiatives that encourage students to integrate information, solve problems and communicate results. She directed the USD Honors Program for seven years where undergraduates are required to conduct and present cutting-edge research and create work in the humanities, natural and social sciences. She also co-directed the design and implementation of USD’s Living Learning Community program where 100 percent of all first-year students with similar intellectual interests live and take classes together, resulting in more interdisciplinary connections and community engagement. “USD provides an excellent liberal arts and sciences education to our undergraduates, whether business, engineering, science, social science or humanities majors,” Norton says.