Dr. Denis Wiesenburg, Provost at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced that Dr. Daniel Norton will join the University as Associate Provost for International Programs, beginning March 1, 2014. He takes over for Dr. Rafael Sánchez-Alonso, who has served in an interim capacity.
Norton currently serves as Associate Dean of International Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. The Lockport, Illinois native has more than a decade of experience in senior international programs administration and over 20 years of experience in international education. To date, he has taught or advised international students from more than 100 countries.
“I was so impressed with everyone that I met during my campus visit and I look forward to working with an exceptional team of dedicated faculty, staff, students and administrators to lead the internationalization of Southern Miss,” said Norton.
At Goucher College, Norton’s primary focus has been developing and implementing programs and policies to support the institution’s unique universal study abroad requirement. Over the past four years, Goucher College has experienced a 120 percent study abroad participation rate with about 20 percent of the students studying abroad more than once. Members of last year’s graduating class studied abroad in 60 different countries.
Norton has also served as Director of International Programs at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and as Director of International Programs at Muskingum University in Ohio where he oversaw their study abroad, international student recruiting, international student services and English as a Second Language programs. Prior to moving into international education administration, he was Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Norton holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida and a PhD in English/Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.