Kay Norton

Kay Norton


My background includes a successful career in the private sector, including business ownership and labor market consulting, so I have a very practical approach to learning and career readiness.

Teaching Interests:

I sincerely believe every student can become a better writer with commitment to the process, hard work, and encouragement from a teacher who believes in his or her potential. In addition to Composition, I am passionate about teaching African American literature, American Novels and Short Stories, Folklore, and Business Communications.

Research Interests:

My research interests include mass media history and trends, pedagogical effectiveness for developmental educational courses, and service learning strategies.


  • MA, English, Western Illinois University, 2007
  • BA, English, Western Illinois University, 1978