Cynthia Norton

Professor of Biology and Women's Studies

<div class="line" id="line-7"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Cindy Norton is an evolutionary biologist with broad interests in the intersections of ecology, evolution and behavior. She studies reproduction, growth, and development of the freshwater snail&nbsp;</span><i style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Planorbella (Helisoma) trivolvis</i><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;as a model for understanding the life history, reproductive biology and behavior of hermaphrodites. Students actively collaborate in all aspects of the research – from conception of projects, data collection and analysis to presentation at both local and national conferences. Dr. Norton has been a faculty member at St. Kate’s since 1990, teaching courses in both Biology and Women’s Studies including: Foundations of Biology I, Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behavior, Biology of Women, and Foundations of Women’s Studies, as well the interdisciplinary collaboration Discovering the History of Evolutionary Thought: Darwin in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands during January. She is also the pre-Vet adviser.</span></div>
Department
Biology
Women's Studies
Research Interest
Reproductive behavior, growth and development of hemaphroditic freshwater snails, Helisoma trivolvis;
Genetics and evolution of reproduction, sex determination, and sexual dimorphism;
Curricular development and reform/feminist pedagogy;
Intersections of race, class, gender and science