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 Senior Director of Global Studies at Concordia University, Irvine, where he oversees programs and manages staff for leadership development and cultural exchange programs in countries including China, France, and Kyrgyzstan. Among other responsibilities, Dr. Waite has piloted a study abroad model focused on collaborative learning between U.S. and Chinese university students, integrated urban and rural service-learning programs, and U.S.-Chinese faculty collaboration. Dr. Waite has been an invited lecturer and speaker in a wide variety of university and conference settings, including lectures and tutorial sessions at Tsinghua University and Fudan University in China.