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Messiah Associate Provost Alison Noble joins Lilly Fellows Board

Messiah University Associate Provost Alison Noble joins Lilly Fellows Board

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Alison Noble, associate provost and professor of chemistry at Messiah University, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Board of the Lilly Fellows Program. The program, founded in 1991, strengthens the quality and character of church-related institutions of learning by:

- Offering postdoctoral teaching fellowships for young scholars who wish to prepare themselves for positions of teaching, scholarship and leadership within church-related institutions.

- Supporting young adults who are exploring vocations in church-related higher education through the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program;

- Maintaining a collaborative Lilly Network of church-related colleges and universities that sponsors activities and publications designed to explore the Christian character of the academic vocation and to strengthen the religious nature of church-related institutions.

“I have long admired the mission of the Lilly Fellows Program and its support of intellectual renewal, character, and the development of young scholars toward leadership in academic vocation,” said Noble. “I am honored to contribute to the Lilly Fellows in this way.”

About Dr. Noble

Noble came to Messiah University in the fall of 2010 where she has served as a faculty member, chair of the Ranked Faculty Meeting, director of faculty development, assistant provost—and currently as associate provost. Recognized by Messiah with the Robert and Marilyn Smith Outstanding Teacher award in 2017, Noble has been instrumental in working to support faculty development in teaching, scholarship, and service, and played a key role in institutional initiatives related to term-tenure and promotion policies, governance, faculty salary process and development, and university-wide planning. Her current responsibilities include oversight of the curriculum, faculty development, academic advising, general education and educational technology, and she works with the provost in the areas of educator governance, ranked faculty affairs and academic programming. Noble earned a B.S. in chemistry at Westmont College and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to Messiah, she worked as a senior process engineer for Intel Corporation in Portland, Oregon.

About the Lilly Network

The Lilly Network, of which Messiah University is a founding member, is comprised of 98 member schools representing a diversity of denominational traditions, institutional types and geographical locations. The program is based at Christ College, the interdisciplinary honors college of Valparaiso University in Northwest Indiana.