Noeleen McIlvenna, Ph.D.

Professor, History
Millett Hall 351, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr. No, as Wright State students call her, is a history professor, specializing in Early American history. She grew up in Northern Ireland during the troubles, but has lived in the US for most of her adult life. Her PhD studies at Duke University (don’t be a hater) led to the publication of her  2009 book, A Very Mutinous People: The Struggle for North Carolina, 1660-1713. In 2015, her second book, the Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South, a book on Georgia in the eighteenth century, was published. Now she is working on another — this time on political radicals in the Chesapeake Bay in the seventeenth century. She teaches a range of courses covering Colonial America, the American Revolution and American Indian History. History students have voted her the department’s Outstanding Faculty Member three times since 2008. She won the College Outstanding Teacher award for 2017-18. 




Behind the Scenes with Dr. No


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