Dr. Jana Rivers Norton

After graduating from HSU in 1991, Dr. Rivers-Norton, taught both full time and part time at several public and private institutions of higher learning including the University of New Mexico, SUNY Alfred State College, DeVry Institute, and National University from 1991 -2011.  In 2005, Dr. Rivers-Norton received a Story Fund Grant from the California Council for the Humanities to conduct and publish an oral history project entitled Told From the Heart: Stories of California’s Native Women.  She most recently served as the Associate Dean of Instruction at The Art Center Design College in Tucson, Arizona.  Several of her academic publications can be found at Common Ground Publishing, Melbourne, Australia from 2004 - 2007.  Dr. Rivers-Norton currently resides with her husband Jack in Rio Rico, Arizona and Medford, Oregon where she is working on a book of creative non-fiction entitled Memories of the Flesh.