Aaron Noland is originally from Vienna, West Virginia.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Virginia Wesleyan.  He received his Master’s degree in Communication at the Miami University in Ohio.  

Aaron has been teaching for seven years.  He started teaching in 2003 while he completing his master’s degree.  Aaron began teaching at JMU in 2005.  In 2007, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and was an organizational consultant for employee engagement at Gallup, Inc.  He returned to JMU in 2008 and teaches GCOM, SCOM 341Persuasion, and other SCOM courses.

His areas of research include effective instruction, classroom leadership, and genocide discourse and human rights.  Aaron’s favorite part of teaching is working with students and seeing them develop into critical thinkers and productive adults. 

Aaron is very involved in organizations at JMU. He was selected as a Madison Teaching Fellow during the 2009-2010 school year. As part of the group, he focused his scholarship on team-based learning. He is co-advisor for the Madison Debate Society and a Residence Life Faculty Friend in Wampler Hall. 

Aaron enjoys watching and playing sports.  His favorite sports are football, basketball, and golf.  Aaron’s favorite college football team is the West Virginia Mountaineers, and his favorite professional football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He enjoys the outdoors and likes taking road trips with his great group of friends.

 Group of JMU students on Alternative break with Prof. Noland

“This class is about you. It’s about challenging yourself. It’s about growing. It’s about service learning and becoming an active citizen.” (On an alternative spring break class Noland taught Spring 2012.)

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