Faculty Bio

Dr. Norman Knowles


Dr. Knowles holds degrees in History from Huron University College at Western, Queen’s and York. He joined the St. Mary’s University community as one of its founding faculty in 1997. His areas of teaching and research are the history of ideas and 19th-century and early 20th-century North American social, cultural and religious history. He is the author, co-author or editor of eight books. He has contributed essays to many academic journals and anthologies over the years. Most recently, he co-authored a two-volume history of “Canada, Conflict and Compromise” published by the University of Toronto Press. He is currently completing a biography of a 19th-century Muskego missionary in Rupert’s Land, James Settee.