Paul Noll

Paul Noll Biography, 2011

Education:
Studied at the University of California at Berkeley, CA, Engineering 2 years.
I completed many IBM Courses.
Linfield College at McMinnville, Oregon, 3 years 1989-1992, BS degree.

Experience:
1949-1952 Served with US Army Signal Corps. Radio Repairman. Served two years with US Army in Japan and Korea during the Korean War. I learned to read and write Korean.
1953-1978 Employed at Pacific Telephone Company in San Francisco area, California.
    1953-1958 Central Office Repairman.
    1958-1960 Toll Transmission Man.
    1960 Chief Transmission Man (Management).
    1960-1966 Circuit Designer (Management).
    1966-1970 Programmer, Analyst (Management).
    1970-1978 Director Technical Computer Training (Management).
1977-1994 Conducted Computer Seminars as Paul Noll and Associates
1977-2008 Taught Computer Classes at many Universities in US, Canada, England, and China
Business, 1977-1990:
My wife and I ran our own company, training programmers how to design and code COBOL Programs. We have trained over 8,000 programmers how to use better methods of programming and design. We also train clients to use computers and to use software. Some of our clients include: Bank of America, Levi Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank, Army/Air Force Exchange Service, State of Idaho, Acme Markets, Wal-Mart, and Federal Mogul.
Outside Activities: I have been an instructor at many Universities and Companies in the United States, Canada, England, and China. I have taught classes at the University of California, Notre Dame, Golden Gate University and others. I have written and had published 13 books in the areas of computers. Many of these books have been adopted by the IBM Company and sold by IBM to their clients. I have written and had published 3 books for use in teaching Oral English to 1st through 12th grades, Chinese University students and Chinese scientists. For 18 years I taught programming to severely handicapped students for the Center of Independent Living in Berkeley, California.
1973-Present I am a licensed Pilot and owned my own plane. I have flown our plane to over 40 countries throughout the world.
1967-1978 I was active in the IBM COBOL user group for over 12 years and was the leader of this group for several years.
1984-5 and 1987-8 I taught in China for two years at the Chengdu Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to Chinese Scientists. Courses include computers, Oral English and Culture Lectures. I have traveled extensively on business and as an independent tourist throughout China.
1989-1990 Taught computer classes in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Kunming, China and Hong Kong.
1994-1995 Taught Oral English at Lujiang University at Xiamen.
1998-1999 I Served as Vice President and Board Member of SIAS University of Business and Management in Xinzheng, China. Taught Oral English classes for University students, and Business managers.
Taught Oral English at Keming and Jingmi Private Middle schools, grades 1st through high school.
I served as Principal of Guanghua Private School in Wuhan, China (4,000 students).
2000-2002 My wife and I have lectured on China and Chinese history and culture for many groups including the University of Oregon. In 2002 we taught again at SIAS University. We also traveled to Hefei and Huangshan Mountain.
2004 Served as Vice President starting SIAS City College in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
Personal: Born in Seattle, Washington in 1931. I am in good health, married and have two sons, 50, and 53.
Contact me at: pn@paulnoll.com