Ronald Naugle

Ronald Naugle

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

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

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)
Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1985-2004)
Department Chairman, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1980-2001)
Associate Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1980-1985)
Assistant Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1971-1980)
Instructor of History, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln (1966-1971)

Career Related:
Director, Nebraska Institute, Lincoln; Member, Executive Committee of State Coordinators (1997-2005); State Coordinator, National History Day: Nebraska, Lincoln (1985-2005)

Emeritus Member, Four-Year Private Colleges and Universities (2009-Present); Member, Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission (2003-Present); Board Member, Representative, Four-Year Private Colleges and Universities (2006-2009); Board Member, Nebraska Foundation for Preservation or Oral History (2001-2006); Member, Multicultural Ministries Committee, Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Omaha (1987-2000); Chairman, Native American Joint Strategy and Action Team, Interch. Ministries, Lincoln (1985-2000); Emeritus Member, National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

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)

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)

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:


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

Carpentry; Cooking


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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