February 10, 2014
Communications and Marketing
Ann Norton, professor of English, has been voted the 2014 Abbot Gerald McCarthy Professor of the Year by the Saint Anselm College student body.
Now in her 20th year of teaching English at Saint Anselm, Norton specializes in the modern British novel and literature by women writers, including Virginia Woolf, Edna O'Brien, and Edith Wharton. She is one of the foremost scholars on the life and works of British writer Rebecca West.
She has served the college on numerous committees and task forces, chaired the Department of English, and served as a club advisor. She also is involved in statewide cultural activities and moderates a book club at the New Hampshire Women's Prison.
Norton's love of literature has inspired many students to continue studying English in graduate school.
"Professor Norton, amongst many other professors at the college, goes above and beyond the call of duty. She exemplifies what it means to be an Anselmian in and outside the classroom," says Lyndsay Robinson, president of the Student Government Association (SGA) which oversees the annual award voting process. An overwhelming number of nominations was received this year, she says. Norton will be presented with the award on March 23 when the new SGA president and vice president take office.