Noah is a professor of physics at Middlebury College whose teaching and research focus on connections between physics, mathematics, and computer science. He has served as department chair, on elected committees focused on curriculum and strategy, as co-director of Middlebury’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Innovation Program, and as a mentor for Middlebury’s STEM Posse Los Angeles program. Before coming to Middlebury, he did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles and also worked in the software industry as a research scientist at Dragon Systems, Inc. (now part of Nuance Communications), where he was part of the team that developed Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the world’s first general-purpose, large-vocabulary continuous speech recognition system.
Noah is a parent of two Bridge graduates, from the classes of 2015 and 2019. He’s particularly struck by how their strongest interests today – whether chess, Magic: The Gathering, mathematics, music, programming, rocketry, or wood and metalworking – originated or were strongly nurtured at Bridge School by its teachers and community volunteers. Joining the Board after 11 years as a Bridge parent, he looks forward to having the opportunity to give back to the Bridge community and help support the school as it continues to find new ways to provide its students with a transformative educational experience.