Great Plains Fellows: Full list

Jonis Agee
Professor, English

UNL

Fiction, creative nonfiction, American literature

J. David Aiken
Professor, Agricultural Economics

UNL

Water and agricultural law

Omowale Akintunde
Associate Professor, Black Studies

UNO

Education, race, and diversity

Chris Allen
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

UNO

Broadcast, journalism history

Craig Allen
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Fish and wildlife research

Jessiline Anderson
Associate Professor, Psychology

UNO

Native American psychology

Tim Anderson
Associate Professor, Journalism

UNL

John G. Neihardt, design, Nebraska refugees and immigrants

J. Clark Archer
Professor, Geography

UNL

Urban and regional geographer

Tala Awada
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Physiological plant ecologist

P. Stephen Baenziger
Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture

UNL

Small grains breeding and genetics, wheat 

W. Kenton Bales
Professor, Music

UNO

Music theory and composition

John Bauer
Associate Professor, Geography and Earth Science

UNK

Human, historical geography, GIS

Stephen Behrendt
George Holmes Distinguished Professor, English

UNL

British Romanticism

Charles J. Bicak
Sr. VC Academic and Student Affairs

UNK

Plant/ecosystem response to environmental stress

David P. Billesbach
Research Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engingeering

UNL

Atmosphere, water

Robert Blair
Associate Professor Public Admin & Urban Studies, Dir. Urban Studies

UNO

City management, community & economic development policy

Joan Blauwkamp
Professor, Political Science

UNK

Political rhetoric in popular culture, public policy debates

Susanne Bloomfield
Professor, English

UNK

Western American literature

Patti Boehner
Post-bac, Women & Gender

UNL

Women & Gender Studies

Vijendra Boken
Associate Professor, Geography & Earth Science

UNK

Drought, satellite imagery

Judith Boughter
Instructor, History

UNO

History

Thomas Bragg
Professor, Biology

UNO

Grasslands, fire

Charles Braithwaite
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

UNL

Editor, Great Plains Quarterly

Dawn O. Braithwaite
Professor, Chair Communication Studies

UNL

Understudied families, communication rituals

Mary Bomberger Brown
Research Asst. Prof., Natural Resources

UNL

Ornithology and conservation biology

James Brandle
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Woody plants in agricultural systems

David G. Brown
Executive Associate Dean and Professor, Dentistry

UNMC

Educational process

Rebecca Buller
Lecturer, Geography

UNL

Women of the Great Plains, geography

Mark Burbach
Associate Prof., Natural Resrouces

UNL

Human behavior and the environment

Derrick Burbul
Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

UNK

Environment and human relations

Paul Burger
Prof., Geography & Earth Science

UNK

GIS, economic, population, and political geography

Amy Burgin
Assistant Prof., Natural Resrouces

UNL

Microbial ecology, aquatic ecosystems

Timothy Burkink
Professor, Dean, Business & Tech

UNK

Marketing, Food-related consumer behavior

Rodrigo Cantarero
Associate Professor, Community & Regional Planning

UNL

Minority issues, rural areas, GIS

John P. Carroll
Director and Professor School of Natural Resources

UNL

Ecology, sustainability

Xun-Hong Chen
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Groundwater, hydrogeology, stream-aquifer interactions

Christopher Chizinski
Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

UNL

Texas and Nebraska plains, fisheries, anglers, ecology

Valerie Cisler
Professor, Music and Performing Arts

UNK

Great Plains music, piano

H. Jason Combs
Associate Prof., Geography, Sociology

UNK

Urban, cultural/historical, research methods

Michael Combs
Professor, Political Science

UNL

Judicial politics and constitutional law, black politics

Rochelle L. Dalla
Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Science

UNL

Marginalized female populations, child, youth, and family studies

Christina Dando
Associate Professor, Geography and Geology

UNO

Gender and landscape, Plains cultural history

Roger P. Davis
Professor, History

UNK

Latin America, U.S.-Latin America relations

Christopher S. Decker
Professor, Economics

UNO

Environmental and energy economics

Kenneth F. Dewey
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Storm climatology, climate change, drought

Timothy Dickson
Assistant Professor, Biology

UNO

Prairie restoration, grasslands, diversity biology, ecology

Jeremy Dillon
Associate Professor, Geography and Earth Science

UNK

Soils, geomorphology

Matthew Douglass
Lecturer, Anthropology

UNL

Stone artifacts, human ecodynamics, hunter-gatherers

R. Wayne Drummond
Professor, Architecture

UNL

Healthcare design, healthcare design research

Mary Ellen Ducey
Associate Professor, Archivist

UNL

Special collections, university archives, Willa Cather, Sandoz

Richard Duncan
Sherman S. Welpton Jr. Professor, Law

UNL

Property, constitutional law

Bruce Dvorak
Prof., Interim Chair, Civil Engineering

UNL

Environmental engineering, drinking water

Richard Edwards
Professor, CGPS Director

UNL

Conservation, ecotourism, economics, history, demography

Mark R. Ellis
Professor, History

UNK

Great Plains history, Nebraska history

George Engelmann
Professor, Geography and Geology

UNO

Vertebrate paleontology, mammalian evolution

Rebecca Faber
Assistant Director, Assistant prof., English

UNL

Education, career services

John Falconer
Office of Sponsored Programs

UNK

Grant writing, undergraduate student involvement

Michael Farrell
Special projects, NET Television

UNL

History, humanities, rural and environmental issues

Dennis Ferraro
Extension Associate Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Herpetology, Master Naturalist program

Christopher Fielding
Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

UNL

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology

Joseph TJ Fontaine
Assistant Unit Leader, Assistant Professor

UNL

Wildlife ecology, Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit

Anne Foradori
Professor, Music and Performing Arts

UNK

Women in music, prairie song;

Michael Forsberg
Photographer

UNL

Master Naturalist program, conservation

Charles A. Francis
Professor, Agronomy & Horticulture

UNL

Resource-efficient cropping systems, plant breeding

Thomas G. Franti
Assoc. Prof., Biological Systems Eng.

UNL

Water quality, urban stormwater, ecological engineering

Sheri Fritz
Prof., Earth & Atmospheric sciences

UNL

Paleoclimatology, quaternary environments, climate change

Thomas Gannon
Associate Professor, English

UNL

Native American literature, ecocriticism

Bruce Garver
Professor, History

UNO

Modern European history, transport history

James Garza
Associate Professor, History, Ethnic Studies

UNL

Chicano/a, Latin America, Mexico

John B. Gates
Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

UNL

Chemical/physical hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry

Keith Geluso
Associate Professor, Biology

UNK

Field biology, bats, rats, mammology

Maurice Godfrey
Professor, Munroe Meyer Institute

UNMC

Connective tissue disorders, molecular genetics

Amy Goodburn
Prof., English, Associate VC Academic Affairs

UNL

Critical and multicultural pedagogies, women's studies

Yoanna Greenwood
Lecturer, Spanish

UNL

Biology, language preservation, translation

Priscilla Grew
Professor, Director Nebraska State Museum

UNL

Biodiversity through geologic time

Ramon Guerra
Assist. Prof., Latin American Studies

UNO

Chicano/a literature, latino/a literature, postmodernism

John Guretzky
Assist. Prof., Agronomy, Horticulture

UNL

Grasslands, forage-beef production, perennial grasses

Edmund “Ted” Hamann
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

UNL

Education policy implementation across tiers, underserved student populations

Paul Hanson
Associate Prof., Natural Resources

UNL

Evolution of the Platte River system

F. Gregory Hayden
Professor, Economics

UNL

Ecological economics, public policy analysis, agricultural policy

Michael Hayes
Professor, Drought Mitigation Center

UNL

Drought planning, impacts, vulnerability

Ruth Heaton
Professor, Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education

UNL

Mathematics education

Tiffany Heng-Moss
Professor, Entomology

UNL

Plant resistance to insects, functional genomics

Barbara Hewins-Maroney
Associate Professor, Public Administration

UNO

Urban studies, life span development, social problems, public administration

John Hibbing
Professor, Political Science

UNL

Political psychology, biology and politics

Leon Higley
Professor, Entomology

UNL

Physiological ecology, conservation biology

Michael Hilt
Professor, Associate Dean College of Communication

UNO

Broadcast education

Kyle C. Hoagland
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Toxicity of agricultural chemicals to algae in lakes and streams

W. Wyatt Hoback
Professor, Biology

UNK

Entomology, limnology, biology, plants and animals, conservation

Mark Hoistad
Professor, Associate Dean, architecture

UNL

Materiality in design

Melissa Homestead
Professor, English

UNL

American literature, history of the book, Cather studies

Adam Houston
Assoc. Prof., Earth & Atmospheric

UNL

Atmospheric convection, severe weather, climatology

Qi Steven Hu
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Warm season precipitation, atmospheric science, climate

Elizabeth Ingraham
Professor, Art & Art History

UNL

Textiles and material culture

Margaret Jacobs
Professor, History

UNL

Women, gender, race

Katrina Jagodinsky
Assistant Professor, History

UNL

Borderlands,
North American West

Andrew Jewell
Associate Professor, University Libraries

UNL

Willa Cather, digital projects

Matthew Jockers
Associate Professor, English

UNL

Irish immigrants, place-based literature, digital humanities

Matt Joeckel
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Sedimentology, stratigraphy

Charles Johanningsmeier
Professor, English and American Studies

UNO

American regionalist literature

Bruce Johansen
Professor, Communication Studies, Native American Studies

UNO

Environmental issues

Scott Josiah
Professor, Director Nebraska Forest Service, Natural Resources

UNL

Forestry, agroforestry, wildland fire

Wendy Katz
Associate Professor, Art History

UNL

19th-century American genre painting, landscapes, Great Plains

Francis W. Kaye
Professor, English

UNL

Great Plains studies, Native American studies, Canadian studies

Pamela Steele Kellar
Assistant Professor, Biology

UNO

Plant systematics, Great Plains flora, tallgrass prairie, plant biodiversity

Lisa Knoche
Research Assoc. Prof.; Assist. Dir., Neb. CRCYFS 

UNL

At-risk children and families, early care and education

Lisa Knopp
Associate Professor, English

UNO

Physical and cultural geography of the Mississippi, Missouri, Platte rivers

Cody Knutson
Research Associate Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Water resources, environmental geography

Alan Kolok
Professor, Biology

UNO

Animal physiology,
toxicology

Marjorie Kostelnik
Dean, College of Education
& Human Sciences

UNL

Education

Karen Kunc
Professor, Art & Art History

UNL

Printmaking, papermaking, book arts

Gina Kunz
Research Associate Prof., Assist. Dir.

UNL

Neb. Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools

John La Duke
Professor, Dean, Biology, Natural and Social Sciences

UNK

Natural and social sciences, botany

Thomas Laging
Professor, Architecture

UNL

Urban design

Ronald Lee
Professor, Communication Studies

UNL

American political discourse

Emily Levine
Special Projects Research Horticulturist

UNL

Great Plains, Lakota/Dakota history/culture, native plants, history of plains horticulture

Jeremy Lipschultz
Robert T. Reilly Diamond Professor, Communication Studies

UNO

Technology, law, policy

Peter Longo
Professor, Political Science

UNK

Public policy

David B. Loope
Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

UNL

Wind-blown sediments on the Great Plains

Thomas Lynch
Associate Professor, English, Editor, Western American Literature

UNL

Cross-cultural ecocriticism, place-conscious literary studies

Satoshi Machida
Associate Professor, Political Science

UNK

Comparative Politics and International Relations

Harmon Maher, Jr.
Professor, Geology and Geography

UNO

Earth system science

Timothy Mahoney
Professor, History

UNL

Nineteenth Century

Christie Maloyed
Assistant Professor, Political Science

UNK

Political theory

Martin Massengale
Dir. Center for Grassland Studies, Prof. Emeritus Agronomy/Hort.

UNL

Interdisciplinary grassland research

Ann Mari May
Professor, Economics

UNL

Gender and higher education

John McCarty
Professor, Biology, Director, Environmental Studies

UNO

Grassland birds in agricultural ecosystems

Martha McCollough
Associate Professor, Anthropology Native American Studies

UNL

Native North Americans

Mary McNamee
Assoc. Prof., Assistant VC Academic Affairs, Student Recruitment

UNL

Health care needs of the homeless

Josie Metal-Corbin
Professor, Health, Physical Education

UNO

Dance education, stress management

Sarah Michaels
Professor, Political Science

UNL

Water resources policy

Amelia Montes
Associate Professor, Dir. Institute of Ethnic Studies

UNL

Late Nineteenth and contemporary American literature

Helen Moore
Professor, Sociology

UNL

Inequality of class, gender, race

Alicia Mullarkey
Preserve Manager, Biology

UNO

Nature preserves

Yunwoo Nam
Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning

UNL

Urban environment

Elaine Marie Nelson
– Assistant Professor, History

UNO

North American West, Native American, gender history

David Ogden
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

UNO

Baseball

Alan Osborn
Assistant Professor, Sociology

UNO

Great Plains archaeology, paleoindian adaptations, nutritional anthropology

Linda Parker
Associate Professor

UNO

Criss Library

Tapan Pathak
Extension Educator, Natural Resources

UNL

Climate variability and climate change science

Mark Pegg
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Fisheries ecologist, aquatic ecosystems

Lisa Pennisi
Assistant Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Human impacts on natural resources

David Peterson
Associate Professor, English

UNO

16th-20th century American literature, gay and lesbian studies

Kevin Pope
Associate Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Fishery ecology

Larkin Powell
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Conservation biology, wildlife ecology and management

John Price
Professor, English

UNO

Great Plains, environmental literature

Helen Raikes
Willa Cather Professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies

UNL

Early care and education

Letitia Reichart
Assistant Professor, Biology

UNK

Avian biology, molecular ecology, behavioral ecology

Hugh Reilly
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

UNL

Advertising, journalism history

Karl J. Reinhard
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Forensic scientist, archaeoparasitology

John W. Reinhardt
Prof., College of Dentistry

UNMC

Health services, care access

Brenden Rensink
Assistant Professor, History

UNK

North American West, indigenous peoples, transnational borderlands

Guy Reynolds
Professor, English

UNL

Willa Cather project, American literature

Beth Ritter
Associate Professor, Sociology

UNO

Contemporary Native American issues, federal Indian policy

Barbara Robins
Associate Professor, English

UNO

Contemporary Native American literature

Teliza Rodriguez
Curator

UNK

Museum of Nebraska Art

Kari Ronning
Research Associate, Prof., Assistant Editor, Willa Cather archives, English

UNL

Willa Cather's journalism

Steven Rothenberger
Professor, Biology

UNK

Plant ecology, taxonomy

Clinton Rowe
Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

UNL

Meteorology and climatology

Thomas Sanchez
Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology

UNO

Ethnic identity, Latino immigrants, Chicano and Latino studies

Mila Saskova-Pierce
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

UNL

Second language learning

Walter Schacht
Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture

UNL

Grassland ecology, management    

Timothy Schaffert
Assistant Professor, English

UNL

Creative writing, fiction

Mark Scherer
Associate Professor, Chair, History

UNO

Great Plains legal and political history

Gordon P. Scholz
Professor, Community and Regional Planning

UNL

Planning and design

Richard Schuessler
Professor, Art and Art History

UNK

Visual communications, typography

Anthony Schutz
Associate Professor, Law

UNL

Agricultural, environmental law

Anna Williams Shavers
Professor, Law

UNL

Immigration law, gender issues

Donna Shear
Director, University of Nebraska Press

UNL

Susan M. Sheridan
George Holmes Prof. of Educational Psychology

UNL

Parent-teacher behavioral consultation

Tanya Shenk
Adjunct Faculty/National Park Service

UNL

Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystems Unit, ecology, conservation biology, endangered species, whooping cranes

Jessica Shoemaker
Assistant Professor, Law

UNL

Community economic development, federal Indian law

Martha Shulski
Associate Professor, Director High Plains Regional Climate Center

UNL

Climate variability, change and impacts

Robert Shuster
Associate Professor, Chair, Geography and Geology

UNO

Granites, growth of the North American continental crust

Dennis J. Smith
Associate Professor, History, Native American Studies

UNO

Northern Plains tribes,
Native American history

Victoria Smith
Associate Professor, History, Ethnic Studies

UNL

Native American history

Gregory Snow
Professor, Physics, Associate Dean for Researchs

UNL

Research, College of Arts and Sciences

Jordan Soliz
Associate Professor, Communication Studies

UNL

Multi-ethnic families

Linda Spessard-Schueth
Professor, Biology

UNK

Botany bryology-evaluation of moss species of Nebraska counties

Joseph Starita
Associate Professor, Journalism

UNL

Native American history and culture, in-depth reporting

Christopher Steinke
Assistant Professor, History

UNK

Plains Indians, waterways, Pawnee, Arikaras, environmental history

Richard K. Sutton
Professor, Agronomy & Horticulture

UNL

Native plant materials, rural landscapes

Mark Svoboda
Climatologist

UNL's National Drought Mitigation Center

Water, drought, natural resources, weather, drought early warning

Stephen Swidler
Professor, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

UNL

Cultural learning, rural schools

Tsegaye Tadesse
Assistant Prof., Natural Resources

UNL

Drought monitoring, natural resource management

Zhenghong Tang
Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning

UNL

Environmental planning, theory

Michael L. Tate
Professor, History

UNO

American frontier history,
Native American history

Kenya Taylor
Dean Graduate Studies, Chair, Communication Disorders

UNK

Speech-language pathology

Brigitte Tenhumberg
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

UNL

Consumer-resource interaction

William Thomas, III
John & Catherine Angle Chair in Humanities, Professor, History

UNL

Civil War, the U.S. South, slavery, digital history

Eric Thompson
Associate Professor, Director Bureau of Business Research, Economics

UNL

Regional economics

Bruce Thorson
Associate Professor, Journalism

UNL

Photojournalism

Alan Tomkins
Director, Public Policy Center

UNL

Public participation, policymaking

Julia Torquati
Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Science

UNL

child/development, early childhood education

Jinny Turman
Assistant Professor, History

UNK

Public history, Buffalo County, Kearney history, historic preservation

John Turner
Cotner Professor, Classics and Religious Studies

UNL

Biblical studies

Andrew Tyre
Associate Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Wildlife population, ecology

Elizabeth VanWormer
Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources

UNL

Disease organisms, wildlife habitat, agriculture, nitrates

Vernon L. Volpe
Professor, History

UNK

American history, Civil War

Steven S. Waller
Professor, Dean, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources

UNL

Range management

Kay Walter
Professor, Co-Director

UNL

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

LuAnn Wandsnider
Associate Professor, Chair Anthropology

UNL

Pre-Columbian archaeology of the North American central/high plains

Brian Wardlow
Associate Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

GIS, drought monitoring

David Watkins
Professor, Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

UNL

Micropaleontology, biostratigraphy, marine geology

David Wedin
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Grassland, savanna ecology, carbon/nitrogen cycling

Donald A. Wilhite
Professor, Natural Resources

UNL

Drought preparedness,
mitigation, policy

Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
Associate Professor, Psychology

UNL

Race and ethnic bias, Native American populations

James A. Wilson
Assistant Professor, Biology

UNO

Zoology, mammalogy, physiological ecology

Kim Wilson
Professor, Director, Interim Dean, Community and Regional Planning

UNL

Design, landscape representation

Kenneth J. Winkle
Professor, History

UNL

19th Century U.S. political, social, cultural, military history

David J. Wishart
Professor, Geography

UNL

Historical geography, indegenous peoples, Great Plains

LaReesa Wolfenbarger
Associate Professor, Biology

UNO

Effects of agriculture on grassland ecosystems

Sharon Wood
Associate Professor, Chair, History

UNO

Women in America, 19th Century U.S. social and cultural history

Carly Woods
Assist. Prof., Communication Studies

UNL

Gender and communications, historically marginalized groups

Donna Woudenberg
Lecturer, Women & Gender Studies

UNL

Human interactions with the environment

Susan Wunder
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

UNL

Social sciences education

Gary Zoubek
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

UNL

Irrigated agriculture, water management