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Over the course of his career, Dr. Charles L. Norman has earned numerous awards, distinctions, and recognitions. While serving as an administrator for The University of Georgia and The University of Tennessee, Dr. Norman learned the intricacies of leadership in academia. Dr. Norman also earned distinction during his time as a student. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science from Middle Tennessee State University in 1975. After working for several years with the Georgia Extension Service, an outreach program administered by The University of Georgia (UGA), Dr. Norman enrolled in UGA to pursue a Master of Agriculture with a major in Extension Education and minors in Adult and Continuing Education and Mass Communications. While studying for his Master’s degree, Dr. Norman was awarded the Sid Chandler Scholarship. In 1983, after accepting a position as Director of the Bibb County Extension Service, Dr. Charles L. Norman was one of the first recipients of the D.W. Brooks Fellowship. The following year, the university awarded him a Distinguished Service Medallion. Dr. Norman continued to experience success as Director, receiving an Outstanding Leadership Proclamation from the Bibb County Board of Commissioners. After he completed his Master’s degree, Dr. Charles L. Norman earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from UGA. In 1990, Dr. Charles L. Norman began a 17-year stretch at The University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, where he held several titles, including Professor, Associate Dean, Vice Chancellor, Dean, Director, and Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President. During his stay at UT, Dr. Norman distinguished himself as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow, Board Member of the Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service, member of the Board of Directors of the Journal of Extension, and a member of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance. He also received Distinguished Service Awards from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and the Hamilton County Agriculture Hall of Fame. Dr. Charles L. Norman currently serves as Dean of the School of Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo in Egypt.

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Oct 2009Present


American University

Provide Leadership to the School of Continuing Education. Provide leadership to all management, personnel and financial matters for the School of Continuing Education. Work closely with the other Deans and Provost.


Sep 1984Jun 1987

Doctorate of Education

University of Georgia