Nebraska Authors

Leslie T. Whipp

AKA: Leslie Thomas Whipp

Born 1931-05-03 Jacksonville, FL (USA)

Died 2009-08-29
Poulsbo, WA (USA)

Long-time professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he taught from 1960-1998. His faculty colleagues included Paul A. Olson, with whom he often collaborated. He mentored numerous students and writers, including Lela Knox Shanks.

Places Lived

Jacksonville, FL
South Dakota
Minneapolis, MN
Lincoln, NE (1960-1998)
Poulsbo, WA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary Scholarship


Undergraduate Studies, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1953, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Arts Degree, 1960, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D, 1966, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Professor of English
Manuscript reader for Plainsong from 1980 to 1991

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Hawaii


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 17 May 1990
University of Nebraska Distinguished Educational Service Award, 1985
University of Nebraska Distinguished Teaching Award, 1989
University of Nebraska Departmental Teaching Award, 1994


University of Nebraska English Department


Voices of the Plains. 1990. (audio cassette series)

Ames Reading Series presentation, May 1990:

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