Senior Lecturer Steven 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.
He 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. Noll is currently working on a history of the 1977 disability rights protests, to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dr. Noll teaches both halves of the American History survey course (AMH 2010 and AMH 2020) as well as courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the History of Disability in America, and Florida history.