Peter Noble joined the faculty in August 2010.

Noble currently teaches the following undergraduate courses: Principles of Advertising; Advertising Media; Advertising Campaigns; Strategic Communications Research; and a graduate course in Qualitative Research.


Noble earned a Master of Arts degree in Advertising at The University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed coursework in the Ph.D. program in Advertising and Communication. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at The University of the State of New York.


He also taught International Advertising at Regents College during seven summers in London. Noble is a past recipient of the SMU Rotunda Professor of the Year award, AAF District 10 Educator of the Year award, the SMU Meadows Dean Prize, and a variety of other honors.

Prior to joining the academic community, he spent over 25 years in a range of management, consulting, and executive positions. His most recent corporate position was serving as CEO of a national advertising agency. In addition to teaching at UNT, he is a management, leadership, and marketing consultant to advertising and marketing companies and organizations. His philosophy of teaching can be summed up in one word — praxis (the blend of theory and practice). A real-world focus drives every aspect of his teaching practice. He has enlisted a wide variety of national and international corporations to serve as teaching partners in Advertising Campaigns, Advertising Research, and Advertising Media. Past course clients have included American Airlines, Blockbuster, Brinker International, CBS, Container Store, ExxonMobil, Humana, Pizza Hut, Southwest Airlines, among others.

Noble's commitment to student-centered teaching and mentoring exists both in the classroom and in extracurricular student organizations and competitions. In addition to previous work as a faculty advisor to several student advertising associations and his supervision of numerous independent and honors studies, he served as the coach of five student teams in the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). His teams won first place in three regional competitions and earned two national championships. NSAC clients included Bank of America, DaimlerChrysler, The New York Times, Toyota, and VisitFlorida.

He lives in Dallas with his wife, Judy, and their two children, Laura and John. His interests include antiquarian/rare books, travel, reading, photography, and gardening. He also collects vintage televisions from the 1940's and 1950's, and antique radios from the 1930's through the 1960's.