Dr. Steve Noll has yet another teaching honor to fit into his ever-thickening awards portfolio.
In fact, if you’re ever curious to know what a teaching award looks like, visit his office. Plagues and framed certificates line the walls like antlers at a hunting lodge. Twice he has received the department’s John Mahon Award for best undergraduate teacher. Four times he has been a CLAS Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree. According to Joe Spillane, writing as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, “it is really exceptional for any faculty member to have been recognized as consistently as Steve.” When he was an adjunct instructor and a full-time teacher at the Sidney Lanier School here in Gainesville, Noll was simultaneously named CLAS teacher of the year and Alachua County teacher of the year. National recognition has come his way, too. In 2012, he was honored by the Princeton Review as one of the 300 best professors in the US. Only two other UF faculty members have ever made this list.
His newest award? The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council recently recognized Dr. Noll as the outstanding teacher in the humanities. Congratulations to Dr. Noll.