Nebraska Authors

William Avery

Born 1942 Harnett County, NC (USA)

UNL Professor Emeritus, Former Member of Nebraska State Legislature and Member of the Lancaster County Board of Commisioners

Places Lived

North Carolina
Knoxville, TN
New Orleans, LA
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Political Science;


Bachelor of Science Degree, 1968, Tennessee University, Knoxville, TN
Master of Science Degree, 1971, Tennessee University, Knoxville, TN
Ph.D., 1975, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Political Sciences Department
Common Cause of Nebraska, Chairman
Nebraska State Legislature, 2006-2014
Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, 2015-current

Places Worked

Common Cause of Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Legislature
Lancaster County Board of Commissioners


Honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:
Douglas Bereuter Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction
Mortar Board Society Professor of the Month and Honorary Member of Mortar Board Society
Certificates of Recognition for Contributions to Students
Beta Theta Pi Award for Excellence in Education
Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Two-time finalist for Educator of the Year by vote of the student body at UNL

Other Honors:
Nebraska Press Association President's Award
Nebraska National Guard Legion of Merit Award


He wrote or edited six books and published more than 30 articles

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