The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia has named Dr. Gregory P. Noone of Fairmont State University as one of five finalists for the 2012 Professor of the Year award. Each year the Foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university.
“Fairmont State University is incredibly proud that Gregory Noone has been selected as one of the five finalists for West Virginia’s Professor of the Year for the second year in a row,” said FSU President Maria Rose.
“It is an honor to have a Fairmont State faculty member selected from such a distinguished pool of nominees, and we were thrilled that Dr. Noone was selected as the first runner-up for 2011 Professor of the Year. Dr. Noone is very deserving of this honor because of his outstanding mentoring of students, his exemplary teaching and his dedication to excellence at FSU.”
At FSU, Noone serves as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law and Director of the National Security and Intelligence Program.
Other finalists are Daniel Holbrook, Associate Professor of History at Marshall University; Gregory Juckett, Professor of Family Medicine and Health Service Physician at West Virginia University; Bryan Raudenbush, Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University; and Kenneth H. Yount, Political Science and History Professor at Alderson-Broaddus College. The five candidates will participate in interviews on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The finalists will be honored at a March 2013 reception and banquet in Charleston, where the 2012 Professor of the Year will be announced.
Dr. Greg Noone is a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve and is the Commanding Officer of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies reserve unit and the former Commanding Officer of the Navy JAG International and Operational Law reserve unit. He was recently mobilized to become the Staff Judge Advocate for the Department of Defense’s Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants (OARDEC) at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Noone is also a member of the Public International Law and Policy Group, which was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, and worked for the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by the U.S. Congress to promote research, education and training on the prevention, management and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. While at USIP, Noone received a Special Act Award for his work in Afghanistan.
Noone previously served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Navy. He held various positions in the Navy including the Head of the International Law Branch and the Foreign Military Rights Affairs Branch in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) International and Operational Law Division at the Pentagon.
He also served at the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DHLS) where he trained senior military, governmental and non-governmental civilian personnel in over 35 countries (and has traveled to 75 countries total). Most notably, he has trained members of the Iraqi National Congress, the postgenocide government in Rwanda, the post-Taliban government in Afghanistan, civil society in the Sudan and senior members of the Russian government. He has recently traveled to Libya to assist the new government regarding prosecuting the former regime. Noone also recently spent time in the Cote d’lvoire examining post-election violence and in Uganda assisting the government with potential prosecutions of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Noone was also an instructor at the Naval Justice School in Newport Rhode Island; an overseas Staff Judge Advocate in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece; and served at the Naval Legal Service Office in Norfolk, Va., as a government prosecutor and a criminal defense counsel where he was involved in over 200 courtmartials.
He is a Brockton, Mass., native who received a B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University, an M.A. in International Affairs from The Catholic University of America, a Masters in Defence Studies (MDS) from the Royal Military College of Canada, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations) from West Virginia University.
Noone is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College’s Joint Reserve Command and Staff Programme (JRCSP 12 / JPME 1). He has published and presented articles on the Rwandan Genocide, Transnational Corruption, the International Criminal Court and Military Tribunals at numerous forums. He is the co-author of the forthcoming textbook: “International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War” (Aspen/ Wolters/Kluwer Publishing 2013). Noone appears regularly as a commentator on international and national TV and radio.
Noone’s wife, Dr. Diana Noone, is the Chair of Social Sciences, an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and member of the graduate faculty at FSU.
The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia provides a means to recognize and reward innovation and creativity among the faculties of West Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities.
FSU has had two previous Professor of the Year award winners: Dr. Gregory T. Hinton in 1997 and Dr. Judy P. Byers in 2002.