Jasara Norton


Jasara Norton, instructor, teaches composition, public writing and writing studio pedagogies. 

Norton is part of a team of UWF instructors who collaborate across curriculums to develop new public writing content. That content will be part of the revised custom edition of “Rhetoric and Writing: Composition at UWF,” the textbook used in all English Composition 1101 and 1102 courses.

In her classroom, Norton blends writing studio pedagogy with peer-review workshops. Her teaching interest is focused on connecting critical literacy with immediate student needs, a goal that is accomplished by using inquiry and dialogue to facilitate self-reflexive awareness and literacy identity.

She has presented at the Arkansas Philological Association Conference and the Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture. Her short story, “Waterfall Calling” was published in the literary journal, Southwestern Review.

In 2018, Norton received the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award from the UWF Student Government Association.

Degrees & Institutions:

She has a bachelor’s in English from Central Washington University and a master’s in English, with a concentration in rhetoric and composition, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she received honors for academic excellence and served on the Acadiana Writing Project.