Nebraska Authors

Joyce Oramel Hertzler

Born 1895 Jordan, MN (USA)

Died 1975
Lincoln, NE (USA)

A distinguished sociologist and a pioneer in the sociology of language.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE, 1923-75

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography




A.B., 1916, Baldwin-Wallace College
Ph.D., 1920, University of Wisconsin
LL.D., 1945, Baldwin-Wallace College


Sociology Professor

Places Worked

University of Wisconsin, 1920-23
University of Nebraska, 1923-61 (Chairman of dept. 1928-1950)
Universities of Colorado, Pennsylvania and Texas


Professor Emeritus, 1961
President of the Mid-West Sociological Society, 1938


Founded and President of Midwest Sociological Society, 1937-38


Society in Action. 1954.
Social Institutions. 1946.
Nebraska Population Changes. 1941.
Social Thought of the Ancient Civilizations. 1936.
Social Progress. 1928.
History of Utopian Thought. 1923.
The Crisis in World Population. 1956.
Sociology of Langage. 1965.
Laughter. 1970.

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