Dr. Chelsea Noble is a scholar-practitioner committed to creating more equitable and just higher education institutions. As a scholar, she is interested in students’ experiences in postsecondary education, especially among students from marginalized backgrounds, as well as how institutions seek to support students’ success. Through her dissertation research, she explored how students experience campus LGBTQ+ resource centers and how these centers fit into students’ ecosystems. Her professional experiences include work in admission, LGBTQ+ resource centers, and medical school curriculum change. She has also served on the evaluation team for three multi-institutional STEM innovation networks. Across these roles, she maintained a focus on individuals’ needs and success while attending to institutional contexts.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Bowdoin College, a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in higher, adult, and lifelong education from Michigan State University.