Dr. Nicholas David James Baldwin, F.R.S.A.

Dean and Director of Operations, Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dr Baldwin obtained a B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Special Politics from the University of Hull in 1979 and was later awarded his Doctorate from the University of Exeter for which he focused on the Contemporary House of Lords. While at Exeter he began lecturing on national and international politics at the University, as well as at the Polytechnic in Plymouth (as the University of Plymouth was then known) and to groups such as the Devon and Cornwall Police, the Royal Marines, the Royal Navy and the W.E.A. At the same time he also worked as a research assistant in Industrial Relations.

He served as Special Assistant to a group of Members of the House of Lords in the early 1980s, and in the 1983 General Election was a Candidate for election to the House of Commons.

In the summer of 1984 he was appointed Lecturer and Tutor in British Government and Politics at Wroxton College. In August the following year he was appointed Head of the College – the chief academic, administrative and financial officer with responsibilities for the organization, development, management and operation of the College. It is a position he has held since then. In addition, he has continued to carry a full teaching load as Lecturer and Tutor in British Government and Politics.

An authority on Parliament, Dr Baldwin is a member of the prestigious Study of Parliament Group and an Associate of the Centre for Legislative Studies. Among a large number of journal articles, other articles, reviews, etc., his publications include:

  • Beyond Settlement: Making peace last after civil conflict (with VE Shields) (FDU Press/Associated University Presses, USA, 2008),
  • Mastering British Politics (with FN Forman) (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007, 1999 and 1996),
  • Parliament in the Twenty-First Century (Politico’s/Methuen, 2005),
  • Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies (Routledge, 2005),
  • Legislatures and Executives: An Investigation into the Relationship at the Heart of Government (Frank Cass, 2004),
  • Second Chambers (with D Shell) (Frank Cass, 2001), and contributions to The House of Lords: its Parliamentary and Judicial Roles (Hart, 1999),
  • The Law and Parliament (Butterworths, 1998),
  • The House of Lords at Work (OUP, 1993), Parliament & Pressure Politics (OUP, 1990) and
  • Parliament in the 1980s (Basil Blackwell, 1985)

He is currently compiling and editing a book entitled Does Size Matter?, an investigation into the legislatures of small states, and working on a book on The House of Lords.

Dr Baldwin is a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Legislative Studies and of The Study of Parliament Group. In addition he has been appointed a series editor with responsibility for developing & soliciting manuscripts for Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,/Associated University Presses. He is also a member of the External Award Boards for both the Professional Certificate in Public Sector Delivery and the Certificate of Managerial Skills and is a Faculty Advisor to the Corporate Communications Institute.

Dr Baldwin has lectured widely in Great Britain and abroad and has also been responsible for organizing a large number of national and international conferences on political, business, criminal justice, public administration, communications and health-care matters, including between British MPs/Peers and American Congressmen. In addition, Dr Baldwin has organized more than 60 Undergraduate Conferences on ‘Parliament Today’, ‘Britain and the European Union’, and ‘The Politics of Northern Ireland’ held in the British Houses of Parliament, the institutions of the European Union in Brussels and in Stormont (NI).

In 2000 Dr Baldwin was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A.).

Nicholas D.J. Baldwin, in addition to being dean of the College, is lecturer and tutor in government and politics. Please refer to his biographical details, provided above.
Angela Morris joined the faculty in the fall of 1995 and is now a tutor and lecturer in social policy and history at the College. A graduate of the University of Hull, Morris has received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Essex, researching into the Labour Party and Electoral Reform.
Dr Linda Lee-Davies is lecturer and tutor for International Business, and for the Core class Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Following a Business degree, Linda did an MBA at Henley Management College, a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education and then a PhD in Leadership at The University of Chester. Linda has taught in Germany, Singapore, Dubai, and Cyprus as well as across the UK. As well as being a published academic researching and writing in the field of international leadership, Linda has run Executive MBA programmes for over ten years.
Dr. Charles Garrity is a tutor-in-residence and tutor and lecturer in psychology and communications. After eight years serving in the Royal Marines, a period at the British Government Home Office, two years with the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force, and time working with a housing project and activity program, Dr. Garrity has concentrated on teaching. Prior to joining the Wroxton faculty, he was at the University of Exeter. A specialist on the Middle East, his current research is on culture, belief-systems, globalization and ecology. Dr. Garrity’s baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees are from The University of Exeter.

Pamela Mason has worked with drama classes at Wroxton since 1986, and was also a lecturer in English and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. She works extensively in Stratford, contributing to postgraduate courses, and she has initiated a postgraduate diploma in Shakespeare studies. Also a course tutor for the Open University, she has contributed a volume on Much Ado About Nothing to the Macmillan series on “Text in Performance,” has edited a casebook on Shakespeare’s early comedies and is co-editor of an illustrated volume on Shakespeare in Performance, published by Salamander Books.

Elinor Parsons teaches the Theatre Performance and Production course. She completed her doctoral research at Royal Holloway, University of London, examining screen versions of ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ Before obtaining a post at Wroxton, she worked as a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama, Roehampton University, Royal Holloway and Queen Mary, University of London. She also currently lectures at De Montfort University. Elinor has led student productions of ‘The Roaring Girl,’ ‘Playhouse Creatures,’ ‘Saint Joan of the Stockyards,’ ‘Everyman,’ and ‘Tales from Ovid.’ Her research focuses upon musical and danced adaptations of Shakespeare’s work.

Wendy Hart is tutor and lecturer in the History of Art. After a career with the National Film Board of Canada, the Arts Council of Great Britain and, more recently, as a personnel manager, Miss Hart has concentrated on her own painting and art studies. She is a successful commissioned artist who has exhibited widely and is an art/art restoration scholar. Hart holds BA and MA degrees from Oxford Brookes University.

Keith Parsons joined the faculty at Wroxton in the fall of 1994 as a lecturer in English, following a period with the National Youth Theatre and a distinguished career in the English schools system. Also a lecturer in the School of Continuing Studies, The University of Birmingham and at The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Parsons is co-editor of an illustrated volume on Shakespeare in Performance, published by Salamander Books in 1995; author of educational material for The Birmingham Royal Ballet; and a contributor to courses organized by The Royal Opera House and a variety of schools and educational authorities throughout the country. He is currently researching the ballet versions of Shakespeare’s plays.

The Wroxton rock choir is run by John Hitchman. John joined Wroxton College in 2013 and started Wroxton’s first choir in the Spring semester of that year.

Andrew Rose is the lecturer and tutor for Creative Writing and also the College Librarian. He has a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Lancaster University and an MSc in Information and Library Management from the University of Bristol.