Noeleen McIlvenna, Ph.D.

Professor, History and Director Social Science Education
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 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 twice since 2008.
Dr. No’s undergraduate degree was called History with Education, Northern Ireland’s equivalent of SSE. She served as a joint appointment with Wright State’s Department of Teacher Education, and although she is no longer a member of that department, her contacts and understanding of faculty and staff in CEHS can aid SSE majors navigate between the colleges and between their undergraduate and graduate work. She has observed SSE majors in the local schools as they completed their licensure work.   

Behind the Scenes with Dr. No


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