James Noyes

Email: james.noyes@plymouth.edu
Phone: (603) 396-8641

Dr. Noyes spent twenty years in the hospitality and recreation industry working in a variety of leadership positions including operations, food and beverage, retail, and adventure/activities. Drawing upon these diverse experiences has allowed him to create a multi-layered approach to his teaching in which students are challenged to think conceptually about their work while remaining grounded in the current realities facing business industries. He has also served as a professional development trainer for supervisors and business leaders focusing on business management theory and competency-based practices in a variety of industry sectors.

Dr. Noyes believes that students who engage in experiential learning gain the dual reward of engaging critical inquiry and practical experience, which better prepares them to live fulfilling lives and rewarding careers. His extensive experience in developing and facilitating co-operative learning models and field-based practicums has allowed for the creation of a holistic educational environment in which students work with community partners on projects ranging from organizational behavior analysis to evaluating technology needs for local businesses. This project-based learning opportunities have created unique and meaningful learning experiences, as well as grounded the work of the institution into the fabric of the community in addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing our local communities.

Dr. Noyes research has continued to focus his research on the effects of stress in the work environment and how leaders can learn to reorient themselves and their relationship with stress through the integration of contemplative practices to develop a new way of being.


Plymouth State University, Doctor of Education: Learning, Leadership, and Community
Graduated August 2020

Plymouth State University, Master of Arts Personal & Organizational Wellness: Organizational Approaches to Transformational Healing
Graduated May 2021

Plymouth State University, Master of Education; Secondary Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Graduated May 2015

Castleton State University, Master of Business; Organizational Change
Currently Enrolled/Anticipated Completion Spring 2022

Courses Taught

  • OH 5100 Full Spectrum Leadership
  • OH 5570 Mindfulness Meditation Theory & Practice