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Douglas Noverr
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Douglas Noverr, Professor Emeritus of American Studies, Interim Chairperson of Romance and Classical Studies


Douglas A. Noverr is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric ad American Cultures (a department he chaired for twelve years) at Michigan State University. He also taught in the American Studies graduate program. His research and publications span the fields of sports history and culture, film history and popular culture topics, and American literature. He is co-author or co-editor of eight books. He has given presentations at over twenty international conferences and currently is the coordinator of international conferences for the Popular Culture Association. He is author of MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY: THE RISE OF A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM, 1970—2005.  He was acting chairperson of The Department of Spanish & Portuguese in 2006-07 and from 2008—2009 as well as served as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Letters from 2007—2010. A current research project involves a study of American writers and writings that present narratives about Mexico’s history.                              

Currently he is serving as Interim chairperson of the Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University (2015-2017).