After receiving his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, Thomas Noble taught at Albion College, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Virginia. In 1999 he received the University of Virginia's highest award for teaching excellence. In 2001 he became Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825; Religion, Culture and Society in the Early Middle Ages; Soldiers of Christ: Saints and Saints' Lives from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; Images and the Carolingians: Tradition, Order, and Worship; and From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms. Noble's articles and reviews have appeared in many leading journals, including the American Historical Review, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, Catholic Historical Review, Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique, Speculum, and Studi medievali. He has also contributed chapters to several books and articles to three encyclopedias. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1994 and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in 1999-2000.
He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities (twice) and the American Philosophical Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2004. Professor of history and Classics at Cornell University, Barry Strauss holds a Ph.D. from Yale. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, the Korea Foundation, and the Killam Foundation of Canada. He is the recipient of the Clark Award for excellence in teaching from Cornell.
He is Director of Cornell's Program on Freedom and Free Societies and Past Director of Cornell's Peace Studies Program. His many publications include "Athens After the Peloponnesian War: Class, Faction, and Policy, 403-386 B.C."; "Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War"; "The Anatomy of Error: Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists" (with Josiah Ober); "Hegemonic Rivalry from Thucydides to the Nuclear Age" (co-edited with R. New Lebow); "War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War" (co-edited with David R. McCann); "Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty"; "The Battle of Salamis, the Naval Encounter That Saved Greece and Western Civilization"; "The Trojan War: A New History"; and "The Spartacus War." His books have been translated into six languages. His book "The Battle of Salamis" was named one of the best books of 2004 by the Washington Post.