Dr. Dwayne Strasheim

Professor Emeritus of English and Linguistics and Dean Emeritus
McCormick, 02F


  • Ph.D. English and Linguistics 1970 - Ohio University
  • M.A. Linguistics 1965 - University of Washington
  • B.A. German 1962 -  Wayne State College

Professional Experience

  • Professor of English and Linguistics and Dean Emeritus, 2000-present
  • Dean of College (Chief Academic Officer), 1983-2000
  • Registrar and Assistant Dean, 1978-1983
  • Associate Professor (Assistant Professor, Instructor) of German, English, and Linguistics, 1965-1978

Educational and Professional Experience

  • Institute for Educational Management, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Summer 1992
  • NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "Standard English: Individual Freedom and Social Control," University of Texas-Austin, 1977
  • NDEA Summer Institute in German, Montana State University, 1962  

Campus/Academic Leadership

  • Faculty Advisor, Artist-Lecture Series Student Symposium Committee, 2001-2002
  • Strategic Planning Coordination Board, 2000-2002
  • Editorial Board, Rerum Scriptor, 1998-present
  • Honorary Member, Alpha Chi, since 1997
  • Invited Faculty Lecture, "'Politics and the English Language' Revisited," Fall 1974
  • Adjunct Professor, Wayne State College, Summer 2001

Community Leadership

  • First Presbyterian Church, Board of Trustees, 1997-2000
  • Board of Deacons, 1972-1975
  • Board of Directors, Hastings Symphony Orchestra, 2001-2004
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce, 1995-1995
  • President, Hastings Area United Way, 1991-1992
  • President, Leadership Hastings, 1989-1990
  • President, Hastings Noon Kiwanis Club, 1988-1989
  • President, Hastings Public Schools Board of Education, 1981-1982  

Statewide Leadership

  • Nebraska Department of Education State Accreditation Committee, 1986-present
  • President, Nebraska Association of School Boards, 1984-1985
  • President, Nebraska Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 1982-1983
  • President, Nebraska Council of Teachers of English, 1976-1977
  • President, Nebraska Association of Interterm Colleges, 1974-1977

Regional/National Leadership

  • Consultant-Evaluator and Evaluation Team Chair, Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 1986-present
  • NCA Eligibility Process Reviewer, 1997-present
  • NCA Accreditation Review Council, 1994-1998
  • Co-President, with Cynthia R. Strasheim, "Finding Balance in Your Life," National Rural Families Conference, 1994, and Kansas Association of Community Mental Health Centers, 1995

Personal Data

  • Born 03/08/40, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Valedictorian of Norfolk (Nebraska) High School, 1958
  • Married to Cynthia R. Strasheim, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Educator
  • Three grown children, two stepchildren, three grandchildren
  • Interests include exercise and fitness, music, books, and sports
  • Volunteer public announcer for collegiate athletic events