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Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers 12 master’s degrees, five bachelor’s degree completion programs as well as certificate and enrichment programs. Designed to accommodate students’ varied work schedules and lifestyles, our programs are delivered through a virtual and highly interactive learning platform that connects Norwich’s exceptional faculty and curricula to students across the country and around the world.
William "Bill" Clements
William “Bill” Clements, PhD, wears several hats at Norwich University. In addition to serving as Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), he is the College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and a professor in the undergraduate criminal justice program. Prior to becoming Dean in 2005, he was the founding director of the Master of Justice Administration program and the executive director of the Vermont Center for Justice Research, an institutional research partner of Norwich University
Dean Clements began his Norwich career in 1987 as a criminal justice professor and was among the first Norwich professors to integrate online instruction and web-based resources into his teaching. In 1999, he piloted a mobile computing initiative with undergraduate criminal justice majors and was subsequently involved in developing the online graduate program model, which today serves several thousand students across 12 master’s degree programs, six bachelor’s degree completion program, and a variety of certificate and enrichment programs.
Dean Clements is the former president of both the Northeast Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Justice Research and Statistics Association. He currently serves as co-editor of Justice Research and Policy and most recently completed a term as an appointed delegate to the JRSA executive committee. He received his BS from Clarkson University and his MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Delaware.
On a personal note, Bill is married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy, and has two daughters, and two grandchildren. When Bill has time off and is not with his family, you will likely find him on his bicycle, turkey hunting, or at the ice hockey rink.
Tracy D. Connors, PhD, HS-BCP, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Dr. Connors has served as a lead and core faculty member for the Norwich University Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program since 2013. His doctoral studies focused on human services management, with a specialization in Management of Nonprofit Agencies.
In 2014, Norwich University launched the nonprofit management concentration in the MPA program to which was driven by Dr. Connors Self-Renewing Management Model he introduced in 1997. The concentration provides the academic foundation for the university's four graduate certificates in nonprofit management.
He has published eight major handbooks for nonprofit organization management since 1980, and published the second edition of the Volunteer Management Handbook in 2011. He served as editor for Leading at the Strategic Level by James W. Browning, a book about the new strategic leadership published by National Defense University in 2012.
Captain Connors' distinguished U.S. Navy service (Airman Recruit to Captain), included 32 years of duty on ships (Surface Warfare Officer qualifications), units, flag staffs, and senior officer responsibilities in public affairs and project management on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations.
Allison Crowson, MJA
Allison is the program manager for Norwich's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Criminal Justice programs, having previously held the position of admissions director for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich. An adjunct faculty member and academic advisor in Norwich’s criminal justice department since 2006, she teaches courses on criminology, victimology, introduction to the criminal justice system and the police.
Stacie L. L. Morgan, PhD
Dr. Morgan is Director of Norwich’s Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Executive Leadership programs. An international strategy consultant, speaker, author, and columnist, she is the founder and president of the strategy consulting firm Balanced Management Inc. For over 20 years, she has worked with multinational corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the U.S. military to help individuals and organizations define and achieve success.
She holds a doctoral degree in strategic management with a subspecialty in leadership and a master’s degree in education in organizational development and training.
Bethany is the Director of Admissions for Norwich University's online degree completion programs. She arrived at Norwich in 2014 with experience working as a lead graduate assistant for admissions and graduate affairs at Regis College. She enjoys working closely with applicants to the online bachelor's programs.