Master Lecturer, Department of History

Steven Noll, PhD

Dr. Steven Noll is a Master Lecturer at the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  

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 two books, one on the 1977 Disability Rights Protests and the other on the continuing controversy over the proposed removal of the Rodman Dam from the Ocklawaha River. 

Dr. Noll has supported 6 University Scholars through their research and has also partnered with Dr. Donnelly’s Honors Reading class leading students in a kayak trip discussing the Ditch of Dreams. 

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