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UGA administrator named associate VP for instruction

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Naomi Norman. Photo by Jason Thrasher.

Naomi Norman, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and veteran administrator in the classics department in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named associate vice president for instruction. The appointment is effective April 1.

Norman has served as department head in classics for the last several years and has been a faculty member in the Franklin College since 1980. She is a member of the UGA Teaching Academy and served as a Senior Teaching Fellow in 2008-2009.

“Dr. Norman has a longstanding record of academic leadership and administration,” said Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction. “She is passionate about providing meaningful learning experiences to students and brings a wealth of knowledge and university experience to the position. We are looking forward to having Dr. Norman’s leadership in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.”

As associate vice president for instruction, Norman will work with Shrivastav and Ronald ­Cervero, associate vice president for instruction, to improve levels of support for students. The Office of the Vice President for Instruction oversees units and programs that promote student success.

Norman has directed the University of Georgia Excavations at Carthage (Tunisia) project since 1992 and is director of UGA’s Reacting to the Past Program, an award-winning pedagogy that gives students a unique opportunity to engage in active learning. She has received major grants, fellowships and awards from the American Philosophical Society, American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Kress Foundation to support her research, as well as over $490,000 since 1981 in internal and external funding and in-kind support for the Carthage excavation and other research projects.

“Dr. Norman has an exemplary record of scholarship and instruction, and I am delighted that she has accepted this key leadership position,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.