Nebraska Authors

Donald A. Wilhite

AKA: Don Wilhite

Born 1945

Emeritus Climatologist and Drought Management Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources. Former Director of the School of Natural Resources, 2007-2012. Wilhite was the founding director of the International Drought Information Center (1989) and of the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in 1995. He served as director of the NDMC from 1995 until 2007. Contributing author and cartography editor for the 2017 Atlas of Nebraska.

Places Lived

Warrensburg, MO
Tempe, AZ
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Climatology; Droughts; Geography; Cartography


Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography,1967, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
Master of Science Degree in Geography, 1969, Arizonia State University, Tempe, AZ
Ph.D. in Geography, Climate and Water Resources, 1975, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Contributing author and cartography editor, Atlas of Nebraska. 2017. (With J. Clark Archer, Richard Edwards, Leslie M. Howard, Fred M. Shelley, and David J. Wishart)

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