Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel is a Professor Emeritus of History and Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. Tom is the author or co-author of over 50 books and many articles. A longtime former Sunday columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post, he appears regularly as “Dr. Colorado” on Channel 9’s “Colorado & Company.” In 2018 he was appointed Colorado’s official State Historian. Tom completed his B.A. at the University of Denver and his M.A. and Ph.D. at CU-Boulder where his mother (a psychiatrist) and grandmother (a teacher) also did their graduate work.