He is the Academic Director of the Full-Time and Professional MBA Programs and an assistant professor of business administration. He has consistently been featured among the university-wide list of faculty ranked as excellent from 2007 to 2013, was elected MBA professor of the Year by the MBA Student Advisory Committee 2013-2014, and was nominated for the Illinois Student Senate Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. His teaching and research interests include marketing management, consumer behavior and information processing, and memory. He has published several articles on these topics in journals such as the Journal of Advertising Research
and Psychology & Marketing,
and his research has become required reading in doctoral programs at multiple institutions. Before teaching in the Executive MBA program, Noel taught in similar programs in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. He holds a PhD in marketing with a concentration in consumer behavior from the University of Florida. He has also worked as an account executive for a New York-based advertising firm.