Ronald C. Naugle, Ph.D.

Title: Historian, Professor Emeritus
Company: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Location: Lincoln, NE United States


  • First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE (Congregational Council, 1981-1984)
  • Four-Year Private College and Universities, National Board (Representative, 2003-2006)
  • Healing the Hoop, Planning Committee (1992)
  • International Quilt Study Center, Associate
  • Multi-Cultural Education Training Team (1990-1993)
  • National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (2001-Present)
  • Native-American Strategy and Action Team of Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska (Chairman, 1985-2000)
  • Nebraska Foundation for the Preservation of Oral History, Founder (2001-2006) (Treasurer, 2001-2006)
  • Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission (2003-Present) (Chairman, 2015-Present)
  • Nebraska Historical Society
  • Nebraska State Council History Education (President, 2005-2008)
  • Nebraska Synod ELCA, Multicultural Ministries Commission
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, Honors Academy Dual Credit, Emeritus Member (Director, 2006-Present);
  • Omaha and Winnebago Indian Reservations, One-Week Immersion Experiences for College Juniors (Leader, 1991)
  • Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Lifetime Member
  • Seven Denominational-Sponsored Ministries for Inner-City Omaha National Americans, Affiliate (1996-2001)
  • Two-Week Educational Program for Social Studies Teachers, Fort Robinson, NE (Program Creator, 1992-2003)
  • University Lutheran Church, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (President, 1971-1972)
  • UNL Lutheran Student Center, Lincoln, NE (Chairman, Property Committee, 1974-1976)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019, 2017)
  • Featured Listee, Calendar Series, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019, 2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019, 2017)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2018, 2015-2016, 2004, 2001)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Co-author, History of Nebraska (2015, 1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2015-2016, 2004, 2001)
  • Recipient, Nebraska Center for the Book Award, “History of Nebraska, Fourth Edition,” (2015)
  • Co-author, Nebraska Quilts and Quilt makers (2003, 1991)
  • Co-author, Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, 2 vols. (2003)
  • Recipient, Golden Sower Award, Nebraska Humanities Council (2003)
  • Recipient, Paul Beck Social Studies Teacher of Year Award, Nebraska State Council Social Studies (2003)
  • Editor, Ham, Eggs and Corn Cake: A Nebraska Territorial Diary, University of Nebraska Press (2001)
  • Recipient, Addison E. Sheldon Award, Nebraska Historical Society (1998)
  • Recipient, Frost Award for the Book, “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers,” Smithsonian Institution (1993)
  • Co-writer, In the White Man’s Image, Motion Picture (1992)
  • Recipient, Clarion Award, for the film “White Man’s Way,” Women in Communications (1987)
  • Co-writer, White Man’s Way, Motion Picture (1986)

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