Associate Professor In-Residence, Director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship &
David Noble became the inaugural director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Connecticut in 2018. He also serves as associate professor in-residence in the Department of Management at UConn. A leader in higher education innovation, Dr. Noble is developing a modern university-wide approach to entrepreneurship and curriculum that is making entrepreneurial education, opportunities and experiences a part of every students’ experience while at UConn, and beyond.
As the director of The Werth Institute, Dr. Noble facilitates partnerships and builds relationships spanning schools, industries and traditional fields of study to provide exceptional opportunities for students, faculty and alumni while advancing the University’s strategic commitment to inclusive entrepreneurship. He speaks regularly on education and financial technology, emerging technologies and their application to business strategy, and early stage team formation.
Before joining The Werth Institute, Dr. Noble served as the co-director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Consortium and the Xcite: Women in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference. Prior to UConn, he was a securities and corporate finance attorney, with experience representing startups from formation through the IPO process. He founded Zatoichi Co., a deep tech startup focused on building privacy solutions. A by-product of this initiative was Gunclear, of which he is co-founder.
Dr. Noble is a member of the Board of Advisors with Bastion Health, a digital health startup, and Girls With Impact, an education-based nonprofit dedicated to entrepreneurship and business education for high school girls. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama, a J.D. from the University of Miami, an M.B.A. from Elon University, and a B.S. in Political Science from Northeastern University.