|Professor Noel Cornwallis is a professor recently hired by Greendale to teach Eastern European History. A former professor at Oxford, he lost his position due to a scandal involving him and a coed. His first appearance was in the Season Four episode "Alternative History of the German Invasion". He is portrayed by actor Malcolm McDowell.|
In the episode "Intro to Knots" of season 4 it is revealed that professor Cornwallis knows nothing of Roman history. The romans were delegated to the southern peninsula of Italy and the Island of sicily prior to the invasion of Hannibal. In fact, the invasion of Hannibal, which led to the beginning of the second punic war, is what accelerated Rome to the gran empire it is known for today. This, however, is not mentioned in the episode and is further evidence of the incompetance of the greendale professors to those who know better.