Steve Waller was named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in June 2002 after serving as interim dean for about two years.
Waller, a native Midwesterner, received an associate of science degree in 1967 from Vincennes University, where he studied preforestry; a bachelor of science degree in conservation in 1970 from Purdue University; and a doctorate in range science in 1975 from Texas A&M University.
In 1975-78, Waller was faculty member in the Animal Science department at South Dakota State University. He came to UNL's Department of Agronomy in 1978. Until 2000, Waller held joint administrative appointments with CASNR and the Agricultural Research Division as well as continuing his affiliation with the agronomy department.
Waller's research program and teaching responsibilities at UNL emphasized range management and improvement, livestock management on range and pasture, and forage evaluation.
Waller and his wife, Jessie, have two daughters and a son, Christina and her husband, Bill Patterson, who live in McMinnville, Tenn.;
Scott Waller, his wife Melanie, who live near Lincoln; Lauren Waller is currently a student at UNL.