Rick Norskov

rnRick Norskov
Biology Department
Phone: 423.236.2690
Email: wnorskov@southern.edu

Having grown up in Florida, Dr. Norskov graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BA in chemistry and a minor in biology. He spent a semester at Newbold College before attending Loma Linda University where he earned his doctor of medicine degree in 1981.

In 1984 he completed a family practice residency in Jackson, Tennessee and spent the next two decades in private practice, including 10 years in full time emergency medicine in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Having an interest in teaching for as long as he can remember, he has led high school/ college-age students at Huntsville Central Adventist church and taught community college classes before coming to Southern in 2006. He and his wife still open their home to the local Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF) at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC).

Dr. Norskov enjoys bringing current medical practice experiences into the classroom. He is presently the Research Coordinator for biology students both on and off campus and also teaches several botany courses. He shows evidence in the classroom of an intelligent and caring Designer who is involved in people's everyday lives.

Students enjoy stopping by Dr. Norskov’s office in Hickman Science Center to “pin” their home town on his world map or just hang out. He and his wife enjoy a variety of hobbies and outdoor activities and have four grown children.