Bio (Mickie Noble)
Assistant Professor, Program Head
Environment and Sustainability
Michael-Anne (Mickie) Noble is a microbiologist with over 25 years of experience teaching undergraduate science. While her Master of Science research was in the field of microbial genetics, her current research interests include problem-based learning in online environments. Noble also focuses on undergraduate science curriculum design and children’s representations of scientists. She developed and works extensively with the K-5 Science Outreach Program to allow elementary school children the opportunity to experience hands-on science both in the laboratory as well as in the forest and creeks on the Royal Roads grounds. The program was started in 2000 with the goal of demonstrating to elementary school students that science is not only fun, but also something they might like to do when they grow up. Noble is part of the Science Educators Research Group (SERG), a subgroup of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, and reviews proposals for the annual conference of SERG.
Noble joined Royal Roads University in 1997 as an associate faculty member to teach microbiology to the first class of the Royal Roads Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Program. After six years of teaching microbiology labs at the University of Victoria and the Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry course at Royal Roads, she joined Royal Roads as a full-time instructor in 2001. She became an assistant professor in 2008, and has served as the program chair of the Undergraduate Science Committee since 2014.
Noble earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria in 2017. She also holds a Master of Science in Microbiology (1993) and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry (1990) from the University of Victoria.