Nebraska Authors

James Zumberge

Born 1923-12-27 Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Died 1992-04-15
Pasadena, CA (USA)

Places Lived

Allendale, MI
Lincoln, NE
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Geology; Antarctica


Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Geology, 1950, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Explorer of the Antarctic
Professor of Geology and President of Grand Valley State University: 1962-1969
Chancellor of the University of Nebraska system: 1972-1975
President of Southern Methodist University: 1975-1980
President of the University of Southern California: 1981-1991

Places Worked

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Elements of Geology. 1958. (with Clemens Nelson)

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