Norman Baldwin, Political Science , UA – July 11, 2017
Posted By Byron Abston
Norman Baldwin has been Director of Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies, and Master of Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science for 24 of his 29 years at UA. He teaches courses on how to lead and manage employees for public service and conducts research on followership, race- and gender-exclusive organizations, whistle-blowing, and differences between public and private organizations. He recently authored Winning at Following and co-authored Sand Sure Gets in Funny Places: 10 Lessons and Confessions about College. Baldwin has served on 97 university, college, and departmental committees and chaired 32 of them. As a Faculty Senate President, he was instrumental in developing a faculty ombuds system and 360 degree evaluation of deans and department chairs. He also founded a program that placed 210 students in jobs in the tornado relief effort and lead a Senate task force that partnered with Student Affairs to enact 47 unprecedented measures to enhance campus diversity. Recipient of the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award, Morris Mayer Award, Buford Peace Award, Outstanding Commitment to Students Award, Samuel S. May Award, the Other Club Person of the Year Award, and the Service Project of the Year Award, Dr. Baldwin is UA’s most highly honored faculty member of the 21st century.