Nebraska Authors

Naomi Brill

AKA: Naomi Isgrig Brill

Born 1914-02-03 Bourbon, KY (USA)

Died 1999-01-08
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Brill was a long-time professor of social work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and former Board Member of the Loren Eiseley Society. Brill was the author of several books, one of which is used as a standard text in most schools of social work around the country. After retiring from the School of Social Work, Brill went on to study natural science and wrote a weekly nature column for the Lincoln Journal Star.

Places Lived

Bourbon, KY
Lexington, KY
New York, NY
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Social Work; Nature Journalism; Eiseley Scholar


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Columbia School of Social Work, New York, NY
Honorary Doctor of Letters, Doane College, Crete, NE


Social Work Practitioner
Professor Emeritus of Social Work

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Journal Star
Polk Progress


Honorary Doctor of Letters from Doane College
Nebraska Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Award, 1988


Loren Eiseley Society, Board Member
Pioneers Park Nature Center, Board Member
The Nature Conservancy
Prairie/Plains Resource Institute, Aurora, NE
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
Nebraska Ornithological Union
Sierra Club
Wilderness Society


Working with People: Principles of the Helping Process. 1973.
Teamwork: Working Together in the Human Services. 1976.

Wrote a nature column "The Amateur Naturalist" for many years

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