Ronald Naugle

Ronald Naugle

Ronald NaugleOccupation: Historian, Professor Emeritus
Born: Mitchell, Indiana, September 18, 1942

Education:
PhD in American Studies, University of Kansas (1976)
MA in American History, Purdue University (1966)
BA in American Government and Politics, Purdue University (1964)

Career:
Professor Emeritus, Nebraska Wesleyan University (2004-Present)
Director, Historical Studies Graduate Program, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (2004-2006)
Chairman, Graduate Program, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (2002-2005)
Director, Wesleyan Honors Academy, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (2001-2003)
Huge-Kinne Professor of History and Department Chair, Nebraska Wesleyan University (1985-2004)
Associate Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1980-1985)
Huge-Kinne Endowed Chair of History, Nebraska Wesleyan University (1980-1984)
Assistant Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1971-1980)
Instructor of History, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1966-1971)

Career Related:
Director, Nebraska Summer Institute for High School History and Social Studies Teachers (1991-2006); State Coordinator for National History Day (NHD), Nebraska (1985-2005); Representative of the Mountain-Plains States Coordinators on the Executive Committee of State Coordinators (1997-2005); Co-coordinator for “We the People” in Nebraska for High School History and Social Studies students. Coordinated a two-week training institute each summer for high school teachers sponsoring students and classes in the program and represented Nebraska at National meetings (1990-2003)

Civic:
Chair, Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission (2015-Present); Member, Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission (2003-Present); As Director of Wesleyan Honors Academy, Member of National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) (2001-Present), Representative of Four-Year Private College and Universities on the National Board (2003-2006), Emeritus Member (2006-Present), Founder of Nebraska Foundation for the Preservation or Oral History, Treasurer (2001-2006); President, University Lutheran Church, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1971-1972); Chair, Property Committee, Lutheran Student Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (1974-1976); Member, Congregational Council, First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE (1981-1984); Chair, Native-American Strategy and Action Team of Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska (1985-2000); Member, Multicultural Ministries Commission, Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Chair, Multi-Cultural Education Training Team (1990-1993); Conducted one-week immersion experiences for college juniors on the Omaha and Winnebago Indian Reservations at the end of spring semesters (1991); Member of planning committee for Healing the Hoop, a program to bring together authorities on Indian history, religion and spirituality at the Lincoln Indian Center (1992); With a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, I began a two-week educational program for social studies teachers across the country at Fort Robinson near Crawford, Nebraska. (1992-2003)

Creative Works:
Editor, “History of Nebraska” (2015); Co-Author, Book “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers” (2003); Editor, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Volume II” (2003); Editor, “Ham, Eggs and Corncakes: A Nebraska Territorial Diary” (2001); Co-Author, Book, “History of Nebraska (1997); Co-Author, Film, “In the White Man’s Image” (1992); Co-Author, Book, “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers” (1991); Co-Author, Film, “White Man’s Way” (1986)

Awards:
Award, History of Nebraska 4th Edition, Nebraska Center for the Book (2015); Paul Beck Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Nebraska State Council of Social Studies (2003); Nebraska Sower Award, Nebraska Humanities Council (2003); Addison E. Sheldon Award, Nebraska Historical Society (1998); Frost Award for the book, “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers,” Smithsonian Institution (1993); Clarion Award for the Film, “White Man’s Way” (1987)

Memberships:
Chair, Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission (2015-Present); Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies; Associate, International Quilt Study Center; Nebraska Historical Society; National Council for History Education; Lifetime Member, Phi Kappa Phi (life); Smithsonian Institution; Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society; President, Nebraska State Council History Education (2005-2008)

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Religion:
Episcopalian

Family:
Son of Durward Clinton; Martha May Naugle
Married Gretchen Rohn (6/2/1963)
Children: Meredith

Hobbies:
Carpentry; Cooking

Email:
rnaugle@earthlink.net

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)

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