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Dr. Cynthia P. Norton
Department Chair

C. Norton

Dr. Cynthia Norton, a member of the Cumberland College faculty since 1985, attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, earning both a B.S. in Physical Education and an M.S. in Safety and Services in 1979, followed by an Ed. D. in Health in 1982.

Dr. Norton’s outstanding achievement in teaching has been recognized several times. In 1990, the Student Government Association designated her as Honored Professor; in 1993, she received the Cumberland College Award for Excellence in Teaching; and in 1998 and 2002, alumni honored her with the J.B. Fuqua Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Norton serves not only Cumberland College, but the local community as well. She is a member of the Healthy Start Consortium, the Whitley County Health Council, and the Whitley County Health Department’s Tobacco Coalition, and Dr. Norton serves on the Board of Directors of the Jellico Community Hospital. In 2004, she was named Better Life Educator by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.

Courses Taught

  • HESS 430 Substance Abuse
  • HLTH 230 Introduction to Public Health
  • HLTH 236 Health and Wellness
  • HLTH 431 Administration of Public Health
  • HLTH 492 Public health Internship

Publications and Presentations

"The Health Care System in the United Kingdom." Faculty Colloquium. Cumberland College.
"The Health Care System in Mexico." Faculty Colloquium. Cumberland College.
"The Faces of Alzheimer's Disease." Faculty Colloquium. Cumberland College.