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 James L. Narduzzi
James L. Narduzzi
University Professor and Dean Emeritus
Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau

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.

Dr. Narduzzi most recently served on the editorial advisory committee of the Continuing Higher Education Review. He previously served as both a Commissioner and a member of the Board of Directors at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and was 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 at 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 international education 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.

Selected Publications

Narduzzi, J. (1994). Mental Health Among Elderly Native Americans. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994.


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).

B.A., Miami University in Ohio
Political science
M.A., American University
Political science
Ph.D., American University
Political science
Contact Information
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Areas of Expertise
Politics & Elections
2016 Presidential Election Cycle
Primary System & Electoral College
Polarization in American Politics
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning