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)
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)

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)

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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