James Norton, Ph.D.
James Norton, Ph.D. holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Asbury College, a master of arts in English from the University of Kentucky, and a doctorate in British Literature from Indiana University. He was an E-SU graduate fellow at Oxford University, England. He teaches in Romantic, Victorian, and Modern British literature, Western Humanities, and honors seminars, with a special interest in science, philosophy, and religion in literary culture.
He is currently dean of the School of Liberal Arts, as well as director of freshmen studies and prelaw studies. He has served as the chair of the language, literature, and communication department, director of humanities, and president of the Indiana College English Association.
Norton has published articles on the poetry, prose, and drama of such authors as John Milton, John Bunyan, Aphra Behn, John Locke, Jeremy Collier, and William Congreve, a chapter in the book Gothic Fiction: British and American Traditions on Horace Walpole’s fiction, and most recently he co-authored an article for Bioscene on evolutionary theories in the science fiction of H. G. Wells. He has published literary reviews in The North Carolina Literary Review, and articles on administrative and teaching practices in the College English Association Critic, the Associator, and the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Journal.