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Norman Chaney , Ph.D.

Department of

p/ 614.823.1560
e/ NChaney@otterbein.edu
Office: Towers Hall 233


  • B.A., Indiana Central College, 1960
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1963
  • B.D., Yale Divinity School, 1964
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 1969
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1975

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Nature Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Literature and Religion
  • Shakespeare


  • The Poetics of Wonder
  • Six Images of Human Nature
“Everyone must say what he says and do what he does according to the capacity of his intellect and the amount of time available to him.” ~ King Alfred the Great 

Affiliations & Awards

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
  • Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
  • Christianity and Literature Conference
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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