Academic Director, Beijing Global Gateway
Jonathan Noble was appointed assistant provost for Asia within Notre Dame International in 2012. His responsibilities include managing the University’s academic engagement and strategic partnerships in Asia with universities, governments, corporations, and foundations. Noble is the founding academic director of the Beijing Global Gateway and the Greater China Scholars Program, and he oversees Notre Dame International’s Global Centers in Hong Kong and Mumbai.
Noble previously served as the provost office’s advisor for Asia initiatives between 2007 and 2011, during which time he worked to establish the University’s Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies and the University’s first office in Asia, now the Beijing Global Gateway. While serving as the acting executive director of the Liu Institute between 2013 and 2015, Noble established the University’s flagship Asia Leadership Forum, during which the former presidents of Indonesia and Taiwan shared their insights about global leadership with students and faculty.
Focusing his research and teaching on contemporary Chinese culture and society, Noble is the author of over 50 articles, essays, and translations, and he was one of 20 China scholars in the United States selected in 2005 to participate in the inaugural Public Intellectuals Program sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
Noble is also a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, an advisor for the Keough School of Global Affairs, and an associate professor of the practice in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
Noble holds a Ph.D. in East Asian languages and literatures from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in East Asian studies from the College of William & Mary.