Dr. Norton teaches courses in Shakespearean drama, 18th-century British literature, and American literature. He also teaches in the English core curriculum. Although primarily a Shakespearean, Norton’s academic interests are wide, and he enjoys uncovering and analyzing the life in Shakespeare and other literature in his classes and in his writing. Norton’s articles have appeared in Shakespeare, Early Modern Literary Studies, and Continuum Renaissance Drama. His most recent book (2018), Killing Physicians: Shakespeare's Blind Heroes and Reformation Saints (New Reformation Press), explores the influence of Reformation theology on Shakespeare's tragedies and late plays.
Norton is one of the leaders and developers of the Around-the-World Semester. He and his family- wife Erica, sons Jack and Sheffield, and daughter Naomi- launched and helped lead ATW teams in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Through his work with the ATW semester, Norton has helped to design the Global Cultural Studies Minor and the International Studies Major.
Some of Dr. Norton’s fondest memories at Concordia are from his years as head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams, 2005-2010.
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Married to Christine A. Crow. Three children: Joshua Daniel; Anna Rebekah; Abigail Jordin.
Dr. Dan Waite is Executive Director of Intercultural Affairs, Chair of the International Studies Department, and a faculty member in the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, Irvine. In his current role as Executive Director of Intercultural Affairs he co-chairs Concordia’s Hispanic-Serving and Minority-Serving Institution Initiatives and serves as co-chair of the Race and Ethnicity Task Force. Dr. Waite has extensive research and program development experience in the fields of experiential learning, service learning, and study abroad. He has developed new models of curriculum and programming for urban service and project-based learning programs in the U.S., and helped establish innovative models of study abroad and global campuses in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Waite’s current research focuses on emerging models of active, experiential learning and the future of higher education.