Susanne George Bloomfield Curriculum Vitae University of Nebraska at Kearney



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Susanne George Bloomfield

Curriculum Vitae


University of Nebraska at Kearney

(308) 991-4647 (mobile)

bloomfields@unk.edu




EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1988.

M.A. Ed. in English, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1979.

B.A. in Education, English and French majors, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1968, Cum Laude.


DISSERTATION:

My Blue and Gold Wyoming: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. 1988.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

19th Century American Literature

Western American Literature

Multicultural Literature

Biography and Memoir

English Education



ACADEMIC CAREER:

Martin Distinguished Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2005-2008.

Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney,

Nebraska. 1997 to present.

Tenured Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1992 to 1997.

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1988-1992.

Lecturer at University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1979-1987.

English and French teacher, Axtell Community Schools, Axtell, Nebraska, 1968-1973. French: Grades 4-12; English: Grades 10 & 11.


AWARDS AND HONORS

Delbert and Edith Wylder Award for Exceptional Service to the Western Literature Association 2012

Pratt-Heins Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research 2008

Martin Distinguished Professorship 2005-2008

Plains Humanities Alliance Digital Research Fellowship 2008

Plains Humanities Alliance Digital Research Fellowship 2006-2007

Professional Development Leave Spring 2006

Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Distinguished Faculty Award for Superior Teaching, Research, and Service 2002

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Charter Member 2002

UNK Exceptional Performance Award 2001

Professional Development Leave, Spring 1999

Mari Sandoz Award. Nebraska Library Association 1998. ["For Her Contribution to the Nebraska Literary World through Her Writing, Poetry, Literary Criticism and Film Consultation"]

University of Nebraska Graduate Fellow

Center for Great Plains Studies Fellow

Phi Eta Sigma (National Honorary Society) Honorary Member 1998

UNK Profiles in Excellence 1998.

UNK Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award 1996.

Pratt Heins Award for Excellence in Teaching 1995.

Crawford Award for Curriculum Development 1995.

Mortar Board: Certificate for Outstanding Teaching 1994.

UNK Deans' Award for Scholarship 1993.
BOOK AWARDS

2009 Finalist, New Mexico Book Awards for Adventures in the West.

2006 Winner, Nebraska Book Awards for Nonfiction for Impertinences: Selected Editorials of Elia W. Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. [Nebraska Center for the Book].

2006 Winner, WILLA Literary Award for Nonfiction for Impertinences: Selected Editorials of Elia W. Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. [Women Writing the West Association].

2000 Top 25 List, Library Journal’s Notable Document List for The Prairie Mosaic. (Top 25 works for 2000--nine states represented; eleven international)

1998 Winner, Susan Koppelman Award for Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. [Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association, National Women's Studies Association]

1998 Finalist, Biography Award for Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works, Society of Midland Authors. [Formerly Chicago Cliff Dwellers Club]
AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND STIPENDS ($162,123 total)

Distance Education and General Studies Stipend 2011: $2,000

Distance Education Stipend 2010: $1,500

Distance Education Stipend 2009: $3,000

Pratt-Heins Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research 2008: $1,000

Program of Excellent Award: “Enhancing the English Teaching Endorsement” $3,200

Plains Humanities Alliance Digital Research Fellowship 2008: $1,600

Plains Humanities Alliance Digital Research Fellowship 2006-2007: $6,500

Martin Distinguished Chair 2005-2008: $10,500.

Artists & Lecturers, et al. for Lakota Author Joseph Marshall III Speaker 2006: $7,500

UNK Research Service Council Mini-Grant 2005: $250.

UNK Research Council Summer Scholarly Activity 2004: $1,575.

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Keynote Address 2003: $1,000.

Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Distinguished Faculty Award, 2002: $5,000.

UNK Exceptional Performance Award 2001: $853.

UNK Research Council Mini-Grant 2001-2002: $1,480.

Technology Grant (Fiber-Interactive Telecommunications), 2001: $1,500.

UNK Research Council Summer Stipend, 2001: $1,016.

Center for Great Plains Studies Summer Fellowship, 1999: $5,000.

World Herald Foundation Grant, 1999: $50,000 to UNK for

publishing A Prairie Mosaic [co-writer].

UNK Research Council Grant, 1997-98: $1,464.

Western Literature Association Conference, 1996: $15,650

UNK's OTICA Teaching Award, 1996: $500 for Research Development

Pratt Heins Award for Teaching, 1995: $2,000.

UNK Research Council Summer Stipend, 1995: $4,625.

Crawford Award, 1995: $500 for Curriculum Development.

Nebraska Humanities Council Mini-Grant, 1995: $1,500 for publishing Wellsprings: Poems by Six Nebraska Poets.

Nebraska Humanities Council, 1995: $5,000 for 1995 Nebraska Literature Festival [co-chair and co-writer].

UNK Summer Fellowship, 1994: $3,000.

Center for Great Plains Studies Faculty Summer Fellowship, 1993: $5,000.

UNK Research Council Grant, 1993-1994: $1,750.

World Herald Foundation Grant, 1992: $35,000 to UNK for

publishing The Platte River [co-writer].

Nebraska Humanities Council Grant, 1992: $8,700 for Nebraska Literature Festival [chair of 1992 Festival held at UNK and co-writer].

Nebraska Arts Council Grant, 1992: $4,700 for Nebraska Literature Festival [co-writer and chair of 1992 Festival held at UNK].

UNK Research Council Grant, 1990-1991: $2,000.

Nebraska Humanities Council Summer Stipend, 1990: $3,000.

UNK Research Council Grant, 1989-1990: $5,000.

UNL Presidential Fellowship, 1987-1988: $8,000.

Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship for Dissertation Research,

1986: $750.


BOOKS PUBLISHED:

Adventures in the West: Stories Young Readers. Co-edited with Eric Melvin Reed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

From the Beginning: A Century of Excellence at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Susanne George Bloomfield and Eric Melvin Reed. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2005.

Impertinences: Selected Editorials of Elia W. Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Edited and with a Biography by Susanne George Bloomfield. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Absolutely No Manners”: On Having the Audacity to Write Biography. Monograph. Lincoln, NE: Mari Sandoz Heritage Society and the Center for Great Plains Studies, 2003.



A Presidential Visit. Eds. Susanne George-Bloomfield and Steve Rothenberger. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2002.

A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Nature, and Culture. Eds. Steve Rothenberger and Susanne George-Bloomfield. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000.

Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. Susanne K. George. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

Wellsprings: Poems by Six Nebraska Poets. Ed. Susanne K. George. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1995.

The Platte River: An Atlas of the Big Bend Region. Eds. Allan Jenkins and Susanne K. George. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1993.

The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Susanne K. George. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
DIGITAL RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Elia Peattie: An Uncommon Writer, An Uncommon Woman. Web Site for the Gateway Project of the Plains Humanities Alliance (Consortium of Humanities Councils of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma). 2009. .

Letters of a Woman Homesteader and Letters on an Elk Hunt. Consultant and Humanities Advisor with Marcia Hensley for Radio Dramatization. Scribbling Women Website. Created and Maintained by the Public Media Foundation at Northeastern University Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. .

Lesson Plans for Letters of a Woman Homesteader and Letters on an Elk Hunt. “Literary Interpretations: Women Homesteaders, The Journey or Quest Motif, and The Epistolary Tradition.” Scribbling Women Website. Created and Maintained by the Public Media Foundation at Northeastern University Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. .

“Biography” and “Further Reading” for Letters of a Woman Homesteader and Letters on an Elk Hunt. Scribbling Women Website. Created and Maintained by the Public Media Foundation at Northeastern University Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. .


BOOK MANUSCRIPTS IN PROCESS

“Placebound: A Love Story of the Great Plains.” A Memoir/Cultural History. One Chapter already published in Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace.


SELECTED REVIEWS OF PUBLISHED BOOKS:

Selected Reviews of Impertinences:

Downs, C. Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. American Literary Realism 39.2 (Winter 2007).

Lauters, Amy Mattson. Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. American Journalism (Summer 2005).

Loomis, L. Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Choice (December 2005).

Wolfe, Peter. Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Nebraska History 86.4 (Winter 2005): 152.

Boylan, James. Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Columbia Journalism Review (July/August 2005).

McCue, Mike. Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Lanier Newsletter (Fall 2005).

Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Roundup Magazine 12.6 (August 2005).

Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Great Plains Quarterly 25/3 (Summer 2005).

Rev. of Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Nebraska Life. 10.2 (March/April 2006): 53-54.



Selected Reviews of Prairie Mosaic:

Snyder, Vicki. " Rev. of A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Culture, and Nature." Grassroots Nebraska December 2000: 4.

"Kearney Writers Did Themselves Proud." Rev. of A Prairie Mosaic. Omaha World-Herald 28 December 2000:12.

Selected Reviews of Kate M. Cleary:

Aronson, Marilyn A. Carlson. Rev. of Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. Nebraska History 78.4 (Winter 1997):206.

Berndt, Michael D. Rev. of Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. Western American Literature 32.4 (February 1998): 401-402.

Keetley, Dawn. Rev. of Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 16.2 (1999):206.



Selected Reviews of Adventures of the Woman Homesteader:

Billesbach, Ann. Rev. of The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Nebraska History 74.2 (Summer 1993).

Graulich, Melody. Rev. of The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 11.2 (1994): 174.

Hart, Sue. Rev. of The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Great Plains Quarterly 14.1 (1994).

Kirschke, James J. Rev. of The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Western American Literature 28.3. (1993).

Peterson, Catherine. Rev. of The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. English Westerners (United Kingdom) (Summer 1994).


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

Literary Criticism:

“Writing Women’s Biographies: Processes, Challenges, Rewards.” Mary Clearman Blew, Susanne George Bloomfield, Meoldy Graulich, and Judy Nolte Temple. Western American Literature 43.2 (Summer 2008): 179-203.

“Elia Wilkinson Peattie.” Vintage Magazines.” Iola, WI: KP Books, 2005: 72-73.

“Kate Cleary.” Vintage Magazines.” Iola, WI: KP Books, 2005: 72-73.

“Children’s Literature” (with Susan Maher).Great Plains Encyclopedia. Ed. David Wishart. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

“Kate M. Cleary.” Great Plains Encyclopedia. Ed. David Wishart. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

“Elia W. Peattie.” Great Plains Encyclopedia. Ed. David Wishart. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

“Elinore Pruitt Stewart.” Great Plains Encyclopedia. Ed. David Wishart. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

"Kate M. Cleary." Women Building Chicago 1790-1990. Adele Hast and Rima Lunin Schultz, eds. University of Indiana Press, 2001. 170-173.

"'The Happiness and the Curse': Literary Views of the Nebraska Prairie." A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Nature, and Culture. Eds. Steve Rothenberger and Susanne George-Bloomfield. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000: 138-143.

"Solomon Butcher: Prairie Photographer." A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Nature, and Culture. Eds. Steve Rothenberger and Susanne George-Bloomfield. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000: 112-115.

"Kate M. Cleary." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Women Prose Writers, 1870-1920. Vol. 221. Ed. Sharon Harris. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman: 2000: 52-60.

"'The Boy's Mother': Nineteenth-Century Drug Dependence in the Life of Kate M. Cleary." The Great Plains Quarterly. 20.1 (Winter 2000): 3-18.

“Neighbors: The Pioneer Poor in Popular Historic Fiction.” Platte Valley Review. 28.2 (Spring 2000): 53-65.

"The Prairie State: Root-Bound to Nebraska." Nebraska History. 80.1 (Spring 1999):17-20.

"'A Ornament to Sassiety': Elinore Pruitt Stewart and Kate M. Cleary, Nineteenth-Century Western Humorists." Over Here: A European Journal of American Culture (Nottingham Trent University, England). 17.2 (Winter 1997): 99-114.

"Elinore Pruitt Stewart: The Adventurous Woman Homesteader." By Grit and Grace: Women Who Shaped the Pioneer West. Glenda Riley and Richard W. Etulain, eds. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Press, 1997: 153-173.

"Native American Autobiography as Captivity Narrative." Heritage of the Great Plains. 30.1 (Spring/Summer 1997): 33-47.

"Introduction." Resource Guide to Six Nebraska Authors: Vol. II. Lincoln: Slow Tempo P, 1992.

"The Journeys of Elinore Pruitt Stewart." The Nebraska Humanist. Winter (1989): 32-37.

"A Patchwork of Friends: Female Community of Elinore Pruitt Stewart." Platte Valley Review. 17.1 (1989): 51-59.
Book Reviews:

Rev. of Tillie Olson: One Woman, Many Riddles” Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. By Panthea Reid. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University press, 2010.) In Western American Literature. (Fall 2012): 318-319.

Rev. of Working the Land: The Stories of Ranch and Farm Women in the Modern American West. By Sandra K. Schackel. (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2011). In Montana: The Magazine of Western History. (Summer 2012): 74-75.

Rev. of “Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin.” In Western American Literature. 43.2 (Summer 2008): 204-205.

Rev. of “Oh, Give Me a Home: Western Contemplations.” Ann Ronald. Journal of the West. 2007.

Rev. of “Flint Hills Cowboys: Tales of the Tallgrass Prairie.” Jim Hoy. Nebraska History (Winter 2006): 176.

Rev. of “A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Culture.” George P. Horse Capture and Emil Her Many Horses, eds. Journal of the West (September 2006).

Rev. of "Rural Voices: Place Conscious Education and the Teaching of Writing." Robert E. Brooke, ed. Great Plains Quarterly. 24.3 (Summer 2004): 216.

Rev. of Great Plains Reader.” Diane D. Quantic and Jane P. Hafen, eds. Nebraska History. 84.4 (Winter 2003): 217-218.

Rev. of “Eugene Field and His Age.” Lewis O. Saum. JHistory. February 2003.

Rev. of “Shaping Our Mothers’ World: American Women’s Magazines.” Nancy A. Walker. JHistory. November 2002.

Rev. of "Bone Deep in Landscape: Writing, Reading, and Place." Journal of the American West. 40.2 (Spring 2001): 110.

Rev. of "Waiting on the Bounty: The Dust Bowl Diary of Mary Knackstedt Dyck." Nebraska History 81.2 (Summer 2000): 85-86.

Rev. of "Native American Perspectives on Literature and History." Journal of the American West. 37.1 (January 1998): 103.

Rev. of "Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town." Journal of the West. 35.3 (July 1996): 112.

Rev. of "From Mesa Verde to The Professor's House." Journal of the West. October 1995: 106.

Rev. of "Women in Waiting in the Westard Movement." Nebraska History. 75.4 (Winter 1994): 313-14.

Rev. of "Life into Art: Conversations with Seven Contemporary Biographers." Nebraska English and Language Arts Journal. 36 (Spring/Summer 1991): 80-81.

Rev. of "Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919." Western American Literature. Fall 1991.

Rev. of "Lizzie: The Letters of Elizabeth Chester Fisk." Western American Literature. 25.1 (1990): 60-61.

Rev. of "Ghost Towns of Kansas." Annals of Iowa. 50 (Fall/1989-Winter/1990): 311.

Rev. of "Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interactions." Great Plains Quarterly. 8.1 (1988): 52.

Rev. of "Ghost Towns of Texas." Great Plains Quarterly. 8.3 (1988): 189.
Creative Nonfiction:

"Farm Auction." Times of Sorrow Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains. Eds. Marjorie Saiser, Greg Kosmicki, and Lisa Sandlin. Omaha, NE: Backwaters Press, 2002. 200-202.

"Exploring the Plains: Yesterday and Today." Leaning Into the Wind. Eds. Gaydell Collier, Nancy Curtis, and Linda Hasslestrom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997: 111-112.
Essays:

“When I Discovered Mari Sandoz.” The Story Catcher: A Publication of the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society (Summer 2012): 7.

“Dude, That’s My Horse.” Desert Exposure. December 2005: A13-A14.

“2004 Nebraska Book Festival Warmly Received.” The NCB News 14.3 (Fall 2004): 4.

“Heritage of Family Stories.” Kearney Hub 11 June 2001:2A.

"Willa Cather and the People, A Sense of Identity (Part II)." Midwest Streams Trails & Tales. Autumn 1998: 38-41.

"Willa Cather and the Land, A Sense of Place (Part I)." Midwest Streams, Trails & Tales. April/May 1998: 29-35.

“Platte River Writers: Literature of the Big Bend Region.”



The Platte River: An Atlas of the Big Bend Region. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1993.80-82.

"Country School Legacy." The Platte River: An Atlas of the



Big Bend Region. Kearney: University of Nebraska at

Kearney, 1993. 75-79.


Poetry:

"Farm Wife." A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Nature, and Culture. Eds. Steve Rothenberger and Susanne George Bloomfield. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000: 217.

"Birth." Leaning Into the Wind. Eds. Gaydell Collier, Nancy Curtis, and Linda Hasslestrom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997: 13.

"Poster Girl." Leaning Into the Wind. Eds. Gaydell Collier, Nancy Curtis, and Linda Hasslestrom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997: 289.



"Gurney's Promise." Nebraska Poets Calendar (1996).

"Empty Pockets." The Platte River: An Atlas of the Big Bend Region." Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1993: 133.

"Frovin Rasmussen." Nebraska English Journal (1989).

"Farm Auction," "Arnold's," and "Empty Pockets." A Hard Row to Hoe: Working People Anthology . Ed. Art Cuelho. Big Timber, MT: Seven Buffaloes Press, 1981: 18-19.

"Last Fling." Cattails and Meadowlarks: Poems from the Country. Greendale, WN: Reiman Publications, 1981: 68.

"Winter Chores." The Sandhills and Other Geographies. Ed. Mark Sanders, Ord, NE: Sandhills Press, 1980: 82-83.

"Follow Me." Skiing magazine. ca. 1970.


Fiction:

"The Key." Farm Wife News." Sept. 1981:20-21. [Honorable Mention Writing Contest: Short Story.]



Photography Published:

Desert Exposure

Paint Horse Journal

A Prairie Mosaic

University of Nebraska Press



Kearney Daily Hub

Midwest Streams, Trails, and Tales

Nebraska Humanities Council




EDITOR/CONSULTANT/PEER REVIEWER:

Editor. Platte Valley Review, 2000 to 2002

Manuscript Reviewer:

University of Nebraska Press

University of Kansas Press

University of Oklahoma Press

University of Illinois Press

Great Plains Quarterly

Western American Literature

The Nebraska English Journal

Juror. Tom Lyon Award for Outstanding Book, Western Literature Association, 1999.

Editorial Board. Nebraska English Journal.

Consultant. The Homestead. Director, Steven Schecter. Heritage Films, California. In production.

Consultant. After the West Was Won. Director, Steven Schecter, Heritage Films, California. In production.
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES:

Presented Paper, “Never Sell the Land,” at the Western Literature Association Annual Conference in Lubbock, Texas. November 7-9, 2012.

Presented Paper, “Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Western Adventurer” at the “The Making of the Great Plains” Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium. 30 March 2012.

Panel Participant. “Transcending Place and Time: The Powers and Perils of Online Teaching.” Western Literature Association. Missoula, MT. 7 October 2011.

Presented Paper. “Literature Circles as Performance in Teaching Ethnic Literature.” Western Literature Association. Prescott, AZ. 22 October 2010.

Scholarly Presentation. “Making Do: Wright Morris’s Cora and Her Sisterhood.” Wright Morris Centennial Conference. Central City, NE. 9 October 2010.

Panel and Discussion on Wright Morris’s Life and Works. Wright Morris Centennial Conference. Central City, NE. 9 October 2010.

Presented Paper. “Elia Peattie and Nineteenth-Century Travel Literature.” Western Literature Association. Spearfish, SD. 31 October 2009.

Panel Participant. “Western Collaboration II – A Discussion about Writing Biography, Western Literature Association. Part 2.” Western Literature Association. Boulder, CO. 2 October 2008.

Presented Paper.”Elia Peattie’s ‘The Fountain of Youth’ and the Curse of Eternal Life.” Western Literature Association. Boulder, CO. 3 October 2008.

Panel Chair. “The Collaborative Art of Teaching I.” Western Literature Association. Boulder, CO. 3 October 2008.

Panel Participant. “Plucking Meaning from Wyoming’s Past.” Equity State Book Festival. September 18, 2008. Casper, WY.

Panel Participant. “The Death of the Scholarly; or Why Academics are Moving Away from Traditional Scholarship in Favor of Creative Nonfiction.” 2007 Bedell NonfictioNow Conference. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA. 1 November 2007.

Presented Paper. “On the Line.” Western Literature Association Conference. Tacoma, WA. 19 October 2007.

Panel Participant. “Writing Western Women’s Biographies: The Process, Challenges, Rewards.” Western Literature Association Conference. Tacoma, WA. 18 October 2007.

Roundtable. “New Research on the History of Omaha.” Missouri Valley History Conference. Omaha, NE. 12 March 2007.

Speaker. “Literary Tradition and the Woman Homesteader: Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Kate Cleary, and Elia Peattie.” Homesteading Reconsidered: 33rd Interdisciplinary Symposium Center for Great Plains Studies. Lincoln, NE. 17 May 2007.

Roundtable Participant. "Fiction and History in Literary Biography: How Subject, Text, and Context are Addressed in the Life Stories of Western Women." With Mary Clearmnan Blew, Richard Etulain, and Sheri Browne. Western History Association. St. Louis, MO, 13 October 2006.

Presented Paper. “Indian Hill Farm: First Inhabitants.” Western Literature Association. Boise, ID. 27 October 2006.

Featured Speaker. “How Much Has Really Changed: Elia Peattie and Nineteenth Century Journalism.” Nebraska Press Women Spring Convention. Lincoln, NE, 29 April 2006.

Workshop. "The Many Hats of the Biographer/Family Historian." Nebraska Press Women Spring Convention. Lincoln, NE, 29 April 2006.

Presented Paper. “The Family Farm: Endings.” Western Literature Association. Los Angeles, CA. 22 October 2005.

Featured Speaker. "The Many Hats of the Biographer/Family Historian." Nebraska Writers Guild. Kearney, NE, 15 October 2005.

Panelist and Judge. Cottey College Emerging Young Women Writers Symposium. Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Foundation. Red Cloud, NE. 12 April 2005.

Presented Paper: “Proving Up: Elia Peattie and the Populists.” Western Literature Association, Big Sky, Montana, 1 October 2004.

Presented Paper: “The Genteel Tradition Goes West: The Western Stories of Elia Peattie.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Fort Worth, TX, 27 September 2003.

Keynote Address: “’Absolutely No Manners’: On Having the Audacity To Write Biography.” Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Annual Conference, Chadron, NE, 10 April 2003.

Presented Paper: "’A Perfect Nuisance’: Elia Peattie and the New Woman.” Western Literature Association, Tucson, AZ, 12 October 2002.

Presented Paper: "Defining the West: Elia Peattie's Local Color Writing." Western Literature Association, Omaha, NE, 28 October 2001.

Participant: Tri-Valley Distance Education Consortium. Educational Service Unit #10, Kearney, NE. May 31-June 8, 2001.

Presented Paper: "Elia Peattie and the New Journalism." Western Literature Association, Oklahoma City, OK, 28 October 2000.

Summer Institute Lecturer: "Growing Up in the West: Housekeeping." Tough Paradise: The Literature of Idaho and the Intermountain West. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 19 July 2000.

Panel Discussion: "Writing Memoir." (With Mary Clearman Blew and William Studebaker). Tough Paradise: The Literature of Idaho and the Intermountain West. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 19 July 2000.

Presented Paper, "Elia Peattie: New Woman on the Omaha World-Herald." Popular Culture Association, 21 April 2000.

Seminar Speaker. "'Pardon My Impertinence': Elia Peattie, Frontier Journalist." Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE, 22 March 2000.

Seminar Speaker, "Fragments of a Journey: Writing Family History," Landmark Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, October 1999.

Seminar Speaker, "The Publication Process: Peer Reviewing" Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE, March 1999.

Panelist, "Tenure Issues: How to be a Researcher and Maintain Your Sanity." Honoring Women's Voices Women's Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 1999.

Presented Paper, “Lost in the Shuffle: Literary Tensions in the Works of Hamlin Garland, Elia Peattie, and Kate Cleary.” Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Banff, Canada, October, 1998.

Presented paper, "Nineteenth Century Drug Dependence in the Life and Literature of Kate M. Cleary," Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, Lincoln, NE, April 1998.

Wharton/IRHE Executive Education Program, Pennsylvania State University. Philadelphia, PA, February 21-26, 1998.

Past President's Plenary Address, "Dancing with Our Skeletons: Some Reflections on Time." Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 1997.

Symposium Committee and Session Chair, "Literatures of the Great Plains," Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE, April 1997.

Conference Organizer and President, Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lincoln, NE, October 1996.

Seminar Speaker, "Kate. M. Cleary: Pioneer Nebraska Writer and Humorist." Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE, April 1996.

Presented paper, "The New Woman in the West: The Social Satire of Kate M. Cleary," Western Literature Association, Vancouver, Canada, October 1995.

Presented paper, "Elinore Pruitt Stewart and Kate M. Cleary: Western Humorists," Western Literature Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1994.

Speaker, "Nebraska Pioneer Women Writers: Kate M. Cleary," Nebraska Literature Festival, Omaha, NE, September 1994.

Panelist, "Mari Sandoz's The Cattlemen," Nebraska Literature Festival, Omaha, NE, September 1994.

Moderator, "Popularity and Romance: The Price of Privilege," Midwest Women's Studies Association and Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, University of Nebraska at Kearney, March 1994.

Presented paper, "Native American Autobiography as Captivity Narrative," Western Literature Association Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 1993.

Organized and moderated Panel, "Nebraska Poets," Western Literature Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 1993.

Organized and moderated Poetry Reading "William Kloefkorn and Don Welch," Western Literature Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 1993.

Visiting Lecturer, "The Experience of The Woman Homesteader," Rock Springs Community College, Rock Springs, WY, May 1993.

Seminar Speaker, “The Adventures of The Woman Homesteader.” Center for Great Plains Studies Seminar Series, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, November 1992.

Presented paper, "Western Myths and Awakenings," Western Literature Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 1992.

Discussant, "Images of the Great Plains," American Encounters Symposium sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies, April 1992.

Commentator, "Suspect Terrain: Surveying the Women's West," Coalition for Western Women's History 4th Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 1992.

Presented paper, “Neighbors: The Pioneer Poor in Periodical Fiction, 1880-1910,” Popular Culture Association Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, march 1992.

Presented paper, "Wolves at the Door: The Western Working Girl in the Fiction of Marianne Gauss," Western Literature Association Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, October 1991.

Panelist "Portraits of Nebraska: Willa Cather," Nebraska

Literature Festival, University of Nebraska at Omaha, September 1991.

Poetry Reading, Women's Studies Conference, Kearney State

College, March 1991.

Moderator, "Extra-Legal Activity and the Great Plains," Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 1991.

Presented paper, "Sentimental Spasms," Women's Studies

Conference, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1990.

Slide Presentation and Reading, "A Journey to Burntfork," at Western Literature Conference, Coeur d"Alene, Idaho, October 1989.

Presented paper, “A Patchwork of Friends: Female Community in the Works of Elinore Pruitt Stewart, “ Mari Sandoz Conference, Kearney State College, 1988.

Presented paper, “The Journey Theme in the Letters of The Woman Homesteader, “ Western Literature Association Conference, Eugene, Oregon, October 1988.

Presented paper, "The Epistolary Tradition of Letters of a Woman Homesteader." Western Literature Association Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 1987.
READINGS:

“On the Line.” Nebraska Book Festival. Lincoln, NE. 27 October 2007.

“On the Line.” Western Literature Association. Tacoma, WA. 19 October 2007.

Impertinences. John H. Ames reading Series. Heritage Room: Bennett Martin Library. Lincoln. 16 March 2006.

Impertinences. Nebraska Book Festival. Lincoln, NE. 8 October 2005.

Impertinences. Exploration Lecture Series.University of Nebraska at Kearney. April 2005.

“Farm Auction.” Research and Region Seminar. Plains Humanities Alliance. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. January 2003.

“Coral Roses.” Reynolds Reading Series. University of Nebraska at Kearney. November 2002.

“Coral Roses.” Fort Kearny Writers Workshop. University of Nebraska at Kearney. July 2000.


CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Western Literature Association

Association for the Study of American Indian Literature

Center for Great Plains Studies (Fellow)

Nebraska Historical Society

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Foundation

Nebraska Center for the Book

John G. Neihardt Foundation

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society


NATIONAL/REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Chair, WILLA Scholarly Nonfiction National Book Award (2009-2010)

Center for Great Plains Studies Nominating Committee (2005-2007)

Director, Nebraska Book Festival (2003-2004)

Nebraska Task Force for the National Endowment for the Humanities Plains Humanities Center (2000-2001)

Western Literature Association: National President 1996

Search Committee: Editor for Western American Literature (1997)

Western Literature Association Executive Council (1994-1997)

Board of Governors: Center for Great Plains Studies--2 terms

Board of Directors: Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation--2 terms

Co-Chair, Nebraska Literature Festival (1995)

Chair, Nebraska Literature Festival (1992)



UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

English Department Webmaster (2000— present)

Pratt-Heins Selection Committee Chair (2008-2010)

Freshman Orientation Leader—Fall 2008

Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship Award (IDEA) Selection Committee (2006-2008)

Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award Selection Committee (2006-2008)

Center for Great Plains Studies Nominating Committee (2005-2007)

Co-Chair Search Committee, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2003-2004)

University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award (ORCA) Committee (2000-2003; chair 2002)

UNK Gold Torch Society: Charter Member (2000-2003)

College of Fine Arts Educational Policy Committee (2001-2002)

Ethnic Studies Committee (2001-2002)

English Department Students Relations/Recruitment/Retention Committee (1996-current)

English Department Creative Writing Committee (1990-current)

University Diversity Committee (2001-2002)

University of Nebraska Executive Graduate Council (2 terms)

UNK Graduate Membership Advisory Review Committee

English Department Assessment Committee

English Department Graduate Program Committee

English Department Teacher Education Committee

Search Committee, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Search Committee, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and

Humanities

Search Committee, Director for the Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL

Search Committee, Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Search Committee, Director of Sponsored Programs

Search Committee, English Department Chair

Search Committee, various English positions

Peer Reviews for Promotion and Tenure: Departments of Speech and Theater; Foreign Language; Music

UNK Women's Studies Advisory Board

Nebraska Humanities Council Scholar

UNK Elderhostel Faculty (Willa Cather [seminar], Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Historical Family Periodicals, Pioneer Nebraska Women Writers [lectures])

UNK Sneak Preview program

UNK Partners in the Classroom program

UNK Who's Who Committee
TEACHING APPOINTMENT:

Courses Developed and Taught:

General Studies:

English 100 Expository Writing

English 101 Expository Writing

Special Topics: Native America

English 102 Expository Writing

Special Topics: Reading and Writing Family History

Special Topics: Stereotypes and Myths: Cowboys and Indians

Special Topics: Memoir

English 235H American Studies (honors)

English 245 World Masterpieces I

English 246 World Masterpieces II

English 247 Types and Techniques

English 251 Intro. to American Literature

English 254 Western American Literature

Special Topics: Memoir

Special Topics: Multicultural Literature

Special Topics: Stereotypes and Myths: Cowboys and Indians

Special Topics: Native American Literature

Special Topics: Nebraska Writers

English Majors & Minors:

English 331 American Renaissance

English 338 Studies in Genre: Memoir

English 340 Survey of British Literature

English 352B Survey of American Literature

English 358 Literature of the American West

English 360 American Women Writers

Theme: Women and Indians

Theme: Women and Domesticity

Theme: Women and Family

English 424 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools

English 444 Seminar in American Realism

English 490 Teaching Composition in the Secondary Schools

English 490 Teaching American Literature in the Secondary Schools

English 458 Great Plains Studies

English 490 Creative Nonfiction


Graduate Seminars:

Fort Kearny Writer's Conference

English 818D American Literature: 1890-1920

English 825 Creative Nonfiction

English 852 Literature of the American Renaissance

English 853 Literature of American Realism

English 856 Western American Literature

English 858 Great Plains Studies

English 871 Teaching Composition in the Secondary Schools

English 893 Multicultural Studies of the West


Online Courses Developed and Taught

English 251 American Literature

English 254 Native American Literature

English 490 Teaching American Literature

English 859 Colloquium in Teaching American Literature

English 893 Ethnic American Literature

English 871 Teaching Writing in the Secondary School
Masters Theses Chaired:

Pamela Hilton Snow. “Sanctuary.” Master’s Creative Thesis (Non-fiction). 2004.

Joanna Keeling-Davis. "The Duality of Home, Community, and Enclosure and Its Effect on Women of Color in the Novels of Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, and Toni Morrison." Master's Thesis. 2003.

Jenara Turman. "Remarkable: The Salient Spirit of Motherhood." Master's Creative Thesis (Non-fiction). 2001.

Carol Schmidt Bosshardt. “The Appealing Rhetoric of Two Contexts: My Antonia and Flower Basket Petit Point.” Master's Thesis. 1998.

Sheila Sibrants. “Self-Censorship of Teachers in Nebraska Public Schools: A Study.” Master’s Thesis: 1994. Published in Nebraska English Journal, Spring 1998.

Jean Keezer-Clayton. “Anna: An Historical Novel of Pioneer Nebraska.” Master's Creative Thesis (Historical Fiction). 1993.
Masters Theses Committees:

Katie Hall. “Redemption and Realism: Gary Paulsen and the Thoreauvian Ideal.” 2011.

Doreen Pfost. “River of Glistening Wings.” Creative Nonfiction Masters Thesis. November 2008.

Beth Robertson. “Postcolonial Romance: Dispensing with the Oxymoronic Binaries of Magic Realism.” 2007.

Julia Mowers. “Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.” Master’s Thesis 2005.

Terry Ahlstedt. “You Take the Low Road and I’ll Take the High Road: Nebraska Homesteading Patterns.” Master’s Thesis (History) 2004.

Faye Friesen. “Beyond Realism: Gender Shaping in Howell's The Rise of Silas Lapham.” Master’s Thesis 2004.

Connie Piper. “‘One That Excels the Quirks of Blazoning Pens’: Female Agency in Chaucer and Shakespeare.” Summer 2003.

Diane Buller. “I Am Standing.” Master's Creative Thesis. (English). Fall 2002.

Janelle M. Masters. "Walking Into You." Master's Creative Thesis (English). 2002.

Stephanie A. Marcellus. “We Did Not Stop To Know.” Master’s Creative Thesis (English). 2001.

Sally Vifquain. Master’s Thesis (History). "Public History: A Case Study and Annotated Bibliography of Fort Kearny, 1848-1999." 1999.

Gaylynn Jeanne Welch. "Natural Right Versus Motherhood: A History of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Nebraska, 1817-1917." Master’s Thesis (History). 1998.

Thomas Morrill Frasier. "I Have Seen, and I Have Not Seen: William Livingston and the Development of American Economic Thought." Master’s Thesis (History). 1998.

Eyde K. Olson. "Efficiency Battles Wastefulness in the Progressive Era: A Cultural Analysis of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy." Master’s Thesis (English). 1995.

Terry Lee Schifferns. "No Regrets: Kicking the Fiction Habit." Master's Creative Thesis (English). 1994.

Margaret Deselms. “The Unifying Themes and Transitions in Washington Irving’s The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” Master's Thesis. 1991.

Supanie Nimchanya. “Traditional Patriarchal Social Values in Willa Cather.” Master’s Thesis. 1990.


UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

Speaker. “Elia Peattie and the Woman’s Club.” Kearney Woman’s Club. Kearney, NE. 13 September 2011.

Humanities Speaker. “Adventures in the West.” Atkinson Public Library. Atkinson, Nebraska. 10 March 2011.

Speaker. “The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader.” MONA Book Club. Museum of Nebraska Art. Kearney, NE. 1 March 2011.

Speaker. “Adventures in the West.” Holdrege memorial Homes, Holdrege, NE, 25 August, 2010.

Humanities Speaker. “Many Hats of a Biographer/Family Historian.” La Vista Public Library, Omaha NE, 21 August 2010.

Speaker. “Elia Peattie & and Short Story.” With Carrie Crockett. John G. Neihardt Center for Vision and Learning. Bancroft, NE, 14 March 2010.

Humanities Speaker. “Adventures in Reading the West.” Halsey Public Schools K-6, Halsey, NE, 1 March 2010.

Humanities Speaker. “Adventures in Reading the West.” Gothenburg Public Library, 24 February 2009.

“Adventures in Reading the West.” Broken Bow, NE library, 14 August 2008.

Speaker. “Writing Personal and Family History Narratives.” 31st Annual Conference of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society. 3 May 2008.

Speaker. “Backgrounds in Native American Literature.” Broken Bow Public Library. Broken Bow, NE. 13 September 2007.

Speaker. “Elia Peattie and the Nebraska Woman’s Clubs.” Axtell Woman’s Club. Axtell, NE. 2 April 2007.

Humanities Speaker. "Preserving Family Memories." Celebrate Wood River. Wood River, NE. 17 February 2007.

Humanities Speaker. "An Uncommon Woman: Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age." Methodist Women. Kearney, NE. 1 February 2006.

Judge. Emerging Writers Symposium. Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Foundation. Red Cloud, NE. 5 November 2005.

Guest Speaker. “The Family Farm: A Memoir.” Kearney County Historical Society. Minden, NE. 5 June 5005.

Guest Speaker. "An Uncommon Woman: Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age." Nebraska Literary Heritage Association Annual Meeting. Lincoln, NE. 18 May 2005.

Humanities Speaker. "An Uncommon Woman: Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age." Auburn Public Library. Auburn, NE. 12 May 2005.

Judge. Emerging Writers Symposium. Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Foundation. Red Cloud, NE. 12 April 2005.

Guest Speaker. "An Uncommon Woman: Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age." Serendipity Club. Kearney, NE. 28 March 2005.

Guest Speaker. “Linking the Past to the Present.” Women Through Time. Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Kearney, NE. 12 March 2005.

Criss Lecturer. “Impertinences: Elia Peattie and the Omaha World-Herald.” Douglas County Historical Society. Omaha, NE. 17 August 2003.

Guest speaker. “‘Vintage’ Literature.” Classic Club. Holdrege, NE. 20 May 2003.

Humanities Speaker. "An Uncommon Woman: Elia Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age." Nebraska Book Festival. Grand Island, NE. 14 September 2002.

High School Workshop. "Pioneer Journalism." Nebraska Book Festival. Grand island, NE. 13 September 2002.

Humanities Speaker. "Using Primary Research in Teaching." Nebraska Sate Historical Society and Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 22 July 2002.

Workshop Presenter. Writing Family History Narratives. Plains Genealogical Society and Kimball County Historical Society, Kimball, NE, 8 June 2002.

Humanities Speaker. “Writing Family History Narratives.” Delta Kappa Gamma. Grand Island, NE, 18 May 2002.

Chair, Student Conference. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 22 April 2002.

Panel Participant. "Reflections: The Impact of University Status on Teaching, Learning, and Research." Presented to the Nebraska Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 8 April 2002.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE, 25 March 2002.

Workshop Presenter, "Family Stories from Photographs," Rockin'R Roundup, English Department Recruitment, University of Nebraska at Kearney, February 2002.

Participant, Nebraska Digital Humanities Feasibility Forum, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 28 January 2002.

Workshop Presenter, "Writing Personal Narratives," Rockin'R Roundup, English Department Recruitment, University of Nebraska at Kearney, February 2001.

Humanities Speaker, “Writing Personal and Family History Narratives,” North Platte Public Library, North Platte, Nebraska, 21 May 2001.

Workshop Presenter, "Writing from Your Family History," Republican Valley Arts Council Writers' Conference, Red Cloud, NE, 7 October 2000.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," First Christian Church, Kearney, NE, 27 July 2000.

Museum of Nebraska Art Speaker, "Kate Cleary's Pioneer Nebraska" and "Elia Peattie's Portrait of Early Omaha." The Song of the Lark: MONA After Hours, Kearney, Nebraska, 19 May 2000.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Grand Island Woman's Club, Grand Island, NE, 11 April 2000.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Bennett Martin Library, Lincoln, NE, 11 February 2000.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Kearney Book Club, Kearney, NE, 18 November 1999.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Wednesday Book Club, Grand Island, NE, 17 November 1999.

Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Nebraska Library Commission, Grand Island, NE, 9 July 1999.

Speaker, "Writing Family Histories," Kearney Genealogical Society, Kearney, NE, 28 January, 1999.

Speaker, "Pioneer Christmas," Golden K Kiwanis, Kearney, NE, 23 December 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Friday Book Club," Grand Island, NE, 13 November 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Axtell Woman's Club," Axtell, NE, 2 November 1998.

Acceptance Speech, Mari Sandoz Award, Nebraska Library Association State Conference, Grand Island, NE, 22 October 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Hubbell Lions' Club, Hubbell, NE: 15 August, 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary: Pioneer Memorial Days in Rural Nebraska, " Pioneer Days, Osco, NE, 24 May 1998.

Speaker, "Researching and Writing Biography, " Kearney Public Library, 14 May 1998.

Television Interview, "Roger Welsch & Susanne George," Nebraska Public Television, 24 April 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Lincoln Westerners," Lincoln, NE, 9 April 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Alpha Omicron Pi Education Organization, Chester, NE, 21 March 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 16 March 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary: Her Religious Roots" Presbyterian Women, Kearney, NE, 4 February 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Thayer County Hospital Guild, Hebron, NE, 27 January 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," Kearney County Literary Society, Axtell, NE, 10 January 1998.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary, A Gallant Lady," American Association of University Women, Lincoln, NE, 13 December 1997.

Reading and Commentary, Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hosted by University of Nebraska Press, 12 September 1997.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary: A Gallant Lady," Ravenna Public Library, Ravenna, NE, 23 March 1996.

In-Service Workshop, "Utilizing Primary Sources in Teaching Juvenile and Adolescent Literature," Mid-Nebraska Reading Council, Broken Bow, NE, 2 March 1996.

Panelist, "Scholarly Research and Teaching: Role of Faculty and Students." Chancellor's Advisory Council, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 9 February 1996.

Speaker, "'Truth Is Not the Secret of a Few' and Other Moral Lessons: A Dialogue," Last Lecture series, Mortar Board, Kearney, NE, 13 February 1996.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary: A Gallant Lady," Alpha Omicron Pi Education Organization, Kearney, NE, 6 February 1996.

Speaker, "Book Reviews: Training by an Expert." Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska Educational Media Association State Convention, Kearney, NE, October 1995.

Speaker, "Kate Cleary: A Gallant Lady," Nebraska Literature Festival, Kearney, NE, September 1995.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary: A Gallant Lady." Columbus Community College, Columbus, NE, April 1995.

Speaker, "A Woman's Life in the Nineteenth Century: Kate Cleary." Phi Alpha Theta's Women's History Month series. UNK, Kearney, NE, March 1995.

Humanities Speaker, "Historic American Periodicals," Kearney Women's Club, Kearney, NE, February 1995.

Humanities Speaker, "Kate M. Cleary: A Gallant Lady," Axtell Federated Women's Club, Axtell, NE, February 1995.

Humanities Speaker, “Kate M. Cleary: A Gallant Lady,” Hubbell Women’s Club, Hubbell, NE, October 1994.

Humanities Speaker, "What Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa

Read," Ezra Millard Elementary, Omaha, NE, August 1994.

Chautauqua Speaker, Nebraska State Fair, "Children's Periodical Fiction," Lincoln, August 1994.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Stuhr Museum,

Grand Island, NE, April 1994.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Jensen Memorial

Library Annual Meeting, Minden, NE, April 1994.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Douglas County

Historical Society Annual Meeting, Omaha. NE, March

1994.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Kearney Area



Women's Clubs, Kearney, NE, March 1994.

Humanities Speaker, "A Homesteading Adventure," Bladen

Public Library, Bladen, NE, August 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "What Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa

Read," Kearney Public Library, Kearney, NE, July 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "A Homesteading Adventure," Western

Wyoming Community College [for 500 Rock Springs, WY, Fourth Graders!] May 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Fort Bridger

Historic Museum, Fort Bridger, WY, May 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Sweetwater County Library, Green River, WY, May 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Rock Springs

Public Library, Rock Springs, WY, May 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "What Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma

Read," Nebraska State Historical Society, Red Cloud,

NE, April 1993.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Norfolk Public

Library, Norfolk, NE, April 1993

Humanities Speaker, "A Homesteading Adventure," Park

Elementary School, Kearney, NE, March 1993.

Reading and Interview, "The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader," Ames Reading Series. Bennett Martin Library, Lincoln, NE. Video-taped and televised. March 1993.

Humanities Speaker, " What Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma

Read," Golden Hours Nursing Home, Grant, NE, November

1992.

Humanities Speaker, "Elinore Pruitt Stewart," Garfield-Loup



Extension Council, Burwell, NE, October 1992.

Featured Speaker, "The Woman Homesteader," Northeast Public

School, Kearney, NE, October 1992.

Humanities Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork," Seward Arts

Council, Seward, NE, July 1992.

Humanities Speaker, "What Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma

Read," Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE, June

992.


Humanities Speaker, "What Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma

Read," Brownell Elementary School, Lincoln, NE., April

1992.

Humanities Speaker, "What Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma



Read," Centura Public Schools, April 1992.

Featured Speaker, “Elinore Pruitt Stewart,” UNK Faculty

Wives Annual Banquet, Kearney, NE, April 1991.

Slide and Lecture Presentation, "The West in Historic

Children's Periodicals," Nebraska Humanities Committee,

Lincoln, NE 1991.

Presentation, "The West in 19C Children's Periodicals,"

(Adult audience) at Bennett Martin Library, Lincoln,

NE, November 1990.

Presentation, "The West in 19C Children's Periodicals"

(Youth audience) at Kearney Public Library, Kearney,

NE, November 1990.

Featured Speaker, "A Journey to Burntfork," Kansas

Humanities Council and Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS,

1990.

Featured Speaker, "Journey to Burntfork: The Life and Letters of The Woman Homesteader," Nebraska Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Convention, Grand Island, NE, March 1990.



Presentation, "Willa Cather," Kearney Chapter PEO, Kearney, NE, March 1989.

Guest Speaker, "Elinore Pruitt Stewart: Homesteader," Axtell Federated Women's Club, Axtell, NE, December 1988.

Guest Speaker, "Elinore Pruitt Stewart: Homesteader," AAUW at Minden, NE, September 1988.

SELECTED PERSONAL BIOGRAPHIES AND INTERVIEWS:

“Reclaiming Lives of Forgotten Women of the American West: Celebrating the Uncommon Woman.” New Frontiers: Research and Creative Activity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Office of Graduate Studies and Research, 2008. 6-9.

Thomas, Katherine. “19THCentury Journalist Backbone of New Book.” Kearney Hub. 10 November 2005: Bravo 2.

Wice, Paul. Radio Interview on Impertinences. KGFW. 7 November 2005.

Wice, Paul. Radio Interview on From the Beginning. KGFW. 14 October. 2005.

Donoghue, Jack. “Author’s Subjects Sometimes Turn Out To Be Her Role Model.” Holdrege Daily Citizen(10 May 2005): 1.

Thompson-Kirk, Pam. "Biography on 19th Century Journalist Has Historic, Literary Significance." Nebraska State Paper. 28 March 2000. <http://www.nebraska.statepaper.com>.

"'Prairie Atlas': A Six year Project." UNK Today (Fall 2000):6.

Snyder, Vicki. "Preserving Family History." Grassroots Nebraska November 2000: 1,20.

Pecha, Anne Marie. "Adding History to Your Family Stories." Kearney Hub (21 January 1999): 1C.

Welsch, Roger. "Roger Welsch & Susanne George." Television Interview. Nebraska Public Television. 24 April 1998.

Cox, Gerry and Carol MacDaniels. Guide to Nebraska Authors. Lincoln: Dageforde Publishing, 1998: 86-87.

Thompson, Jan. "Writer of Pioneer Women." Kearney Hub (19 January 1998): 3A.

Johnson, Carolyn. Radio Interview. Nebraska Public Radio. Fall 1996.

Olendort, Donna, ed. Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994: 152-153.

Johnson, Carolyn. "Nebraska Nightly." Radio Interview. Nebraska Public Radio (1 August 1993).



McKenzie, Stacey. "UNK Professor Lectures on 'Woman Homesteader.'" Daily Nebraskan 18 November 1992.



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