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Kathryn Norwood, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Associate Dean School of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-4760
E-mail: knorwood@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Yeager Center B224
Office Hours: By appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Education Administration Azusa Pacific University 2005
M.A. Pupil Personnel Services Azusa Pacific University 1997
M.A. Physical Education Azusa Pacific University 1991
BS Biology California Baptist University 1988

Courses Taught

American Public Schools
Introduction to Leadership and Change
Introduction to Educational Leadership
Program Evaluation and Development
School Law and Finance
Governance, Policy and Community Relations
School Site Leadership and Organizational Development
Preliminary Administrative Credential Fieldwork
Current Issues Seminar
Secondary Methods
Classroom Management and Discipline
Curriculum Theory and Development
Survey of Educational Research
Applied Educational Research
Models of Teaching and Learning
Personnel Leadership and Development
Student Teaching and Seminar
Internship and Seminar
Counseling Theory


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Educational Leadership
Strengths-Based Learning


Teaching Experience

Dr. Norwood has 18 years of experience in public education. She has been blessed to teach both middle school and high school students in the subject of biology, as well as coaching both cross country and track and field teams. Additionally, Dr. Norwood has served as a high school counselor, high school assistant principal, and high school principal.


Research, Presentations, & Publications


A Principal:The Power of Strengths-Based Leadership.Education Horizons (Spring 2005) 83(3) p.204-206


CSBA Annual Education Confererenc 2005.Growing You Own Leaders:Making Management Training Work. December 2, 2005, San Diego, CA


Strength-Based Leadership Training of Prospective Public School Leaders: A Comparative Study of A Professional Development Program. 2005. Azusa Pacific University.

Leadership Conference at California Baptist University, November 2011.


Church Membership & Activities

Revival Christian Fellowship


Community Service & Involvement

Dr. Norwood has served as an International Services Project leader for four years, leading undergraduate teams to Rwanda and East Asia to teach English at the university level.
California Association of Professors in Education Administration
University Educators for Global Engagement
Board of Institutional Review for Credential Programs in California
American Educational Research Association


Interests & Hobbies

Dr. Norwood has raised five beautiful children, and now has two granddaughters and one grandson.
She and her husband Rob, who is a high school agriculture teacher, have hiked both Mt. Whitney, and Half Dome in Yosemite on multiple occasions. Dr. Norwood also enjoys gardening, landscaping which includes koi ponds and a garden railroad.
Our favorite vacation place is Sedona, Arizona."


Personal Philosophy

But those who hope in the LORD
Will renew their strength;
They will soar on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint.

- Isaiah 40:31, NIV

Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying "This is the way, walk in it."

- Isaiah 30:21, NIV