Dr. Norm Lewis is an associate professor at the University of Florida, which he joined in 2007 after completing his doctorate in journalism at the University of Maryland. He has more than a quarter-century of experience in newspapers, ranging from The Washington Post financial desk to three dailies in the Pacific Northwest where he served as editor for 15 years. His research focuses on news culture and ethics, especially plagiarism. He was named the University of Florida Teacher of the Year for 2009-10, in his third year of teaching. He was chosen a Fulbright Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year to Kuwait. In 2018, the UF College of Journalism and Communications named him the Cox/Palm Beach Post professor of new media.
The unofficial bio: Rides bicycle to work daily. Married best friend. Proud papa of four children. Relishes museums, history and ancient ruins. First computer was a Macintosh Plus with 1MB of RAM and no hard drive. Scared of heights. Registered independent. Member, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Gainesville. Last had a pet about age 10, when Tigger the cat died. Used to sing "Ohio" with boyhood BFF Tim Herrick at top of lungs while cruising main drag in home town. Has seen Queen Elizabeth and Pope Benedict in Europe. Dreams of meeting Rick Steves.