The Princeton Review– one of the nation's best-known education services companies – has recently named Dr. Steven Noll, a senior lecturer in the University of Florida’s Department of History and a Bob Graham Center affiliated faculty member, among "The 300 Best Professors in the U.S."
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Noll has published three books: Feeble-Minded in our Midst (1995); Mental Retardation in America (2004); and, most recently, Ditch of Dreams: The Cross-Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future (2009). Ditch of Dreams started through a grant from the state of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and was researched and written in collaboration with Professor David Tegeder. With funding from The Bob Graham Center, Ditch of Dreams was digitized as a case study and is now housed as part of the center’s Civic Library.
Noll teaches both halves of the American History survey course as well as courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the History of Disability in America, and Florida history—a required course for students pursuing the Bob Graham Center Public Leadership Minor. Noll received his Ph.D. in 1991 in American History from the University of Florida, his M.A. in 1985 from the University of Florida, and M.Ed. from the University of Florida in Special Education in 1976 and his B.A. in 1974 from the College of William and Mary. He joined the University of Florida Department of History in 1992.