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James L. Narduzzi

University Professor and Dean Emeritus
Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
  • Profile

    Dr. James L. Narduzzi is Professor and Dean Emeritus in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. Before coming to Richmond in 1994, he was Associate Academic Dean and Assistant Vice President at the University of Hartford and, prior to that, Director of the Washington Semester Program at The American University.

    During his almost 40-year career, Dr. Narduzzi served in numerous positions in continuing higher education, including on the editorial advisory committee of the Continuing Higher Education Review, as both a Commissioner and a member of the Board of Directors of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and as chair of both the 1999 UPCEA Annual Conference and the 2002 UPCEA Executive Assembly. His contributions to the profession were recognized by UPCEA in 1998 when he was chosen as the recipient of the Adelle F. Robertson Professional Continuing Educator Award.

    Locally, he is a past-chair and past board member of the Arts Council of Richmond, a past board member of both the Greater Richmond Arts Fund and the Leadership Council of Smart Beginnings and is a past chair of the Metropolitan Richmond Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. He has written and spoken extensively about continuing education and American politics and is the author of Mental Health Among Elderly Native Americans, written in 1994.

    In 2015, he was made Dean Emeritus and presented with the University of Richmond Trustee Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his 21 years of service as Dean. Dr. Narduzzi holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Miami University in Ohio and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Publications

    Narduzzi, J. (2015). Mental health among elderly Native Americans. Routledge. (Original work published 1994)

    Journal Articles

    Ayers, E., & Narduzzi, J. (2009). Intergenerational learning: Beyond the jargon. Continuing Higher Education Review, 73.

    Bitterman, M., & Narduzzi, J. (2008). Bravest of the brave: A conversation with Mary Bitterman and James Narduzzi. Continuing Higher Education Review, 72.

    Narduzzi, J. (2007). Fear and loathing on the (capital) campaign trail. Continuing Higher Education Review, 71.

    Narduzzi, J. (2002). Engaging continuing education alumni. Continuing Higher Education Review, 66.

    Berthold, K., Grossman, D., Hamlin, P., Maes, S., Narduzzi, J., & Shostak, T. (1999). Overview of the 84th annual conference: Blurring the boundaries of the academy. Continuing Higher Education Review, 63.

    Nelson, W., Friedman, L., & Narduzzi, J. (1995). Kuwait special educators program. Continuing Higher Education Review, 59.

    Coleman, S., & Narduzzi, J. (1994). A business curriculum for the Commonwealth of Independent States. International Education, 24(1).

    Coleman, S., Narduzzi, J., Lawson, J., & Colarulli, C. (1994). The Asian Studies Consortium: An innovative approach to study in Japan. International Education Forum, 14(1).

    Coleman, S., & Narduzzi, J. (1993). Developing and evaluating a non‑credit summer business program for French undergraduates. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 41(3).

    Narduzzi, J., & Coleman, S. (1993). Creating international partnerships in the private sector: The East European Educational Initiative. International Education Forum, 13(1).

    Narduzzi, J., Coleman, S., & Huntsman, D. (1993). Capitalizing on international linkages: Two models of study abroad programs for foreign students. Continuing Higher Education Review, 57(1-2).

    Shalagan, S., & Narduzzi, J. (1991). Attitudinal changes among French undergraduates regarding American business and culture: The University of Hartford experience. International Education, 21(1).

    Book Chapters

    Campbell, J., & Narduzzi, J. (2015). The more things change: Reflections on the state of marketing in continuing higher education. In D. Shannon & R. Wiltenburg (Eds.), Centennial conversations (pp. 309-317). UPCEA.