Gregory Nobles is Professor Emeritus of history at Georgia Tech. His teaching and research focus on early American history and environmental history. At Georgia Tech, in addition to teaching, he served as Associate Dean of the Ivan Allen College from 1994 to 1996 and Chair of the School of History, Technology, and Society from 1996 to 2001, and was the Founding Director of the Georgia Tech Honors Program (2005-2014). He has held two Fulbright professorships, as Senior Scholar in New Zealand and as the John Adams Chair in American History in The Netherlands. He has received grants for his research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and residential fellowships at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University, the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, the Princeton University Library, and the Newberry Library.
In 2004 Professor Nobles was named to the Distinguished Lectureship Program of the Organization of American Historians and, for 2005-2008, was elected to the Advisory Council of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR); more recently, he has also served SHEAR as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Early Republic and as a member of the SHEAR Book Prize committee.
After retiring from Georgia Tech, Nobles was the 2016-2017 Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society, and during the 2018-2019 academic year was the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
He is the author, most recently, of The Education of Betsey Stockton, published by the University of Chicago Press. His earlier book, John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.