Title: President, Chancellor, Director, Foundation Distinguished Professor
Company: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Martin A. Massengale, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Learning.
As a treasured administrator and professor with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Massengale was presented in 2017 with the concurrent titles of director emeritus of the Center for Grassland Studies, chancellor emeritus, and Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus, following his appointment as president emeritus in 1994. He still holds a seat with the board of directors of the Nebraska Policy Institute, the Historical Society Foundation of Nebraska, and the national advisory board of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society, as well as various roles with Bryan Health. Dr. Massengale also served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958, though his role is shrouded in secrecy as a technical advisor to classified projects.
Dr. Massengale was born to Elbert G. and Orpha Massengale in Monticello, Kentucky, in 1933. He attended Western Kentucky University, earned an MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed a PhD there in 1956. Later, he earned an honorary LHD from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an honorary DSc from Senshu University. He is perhaps best known as an agronomy expert and crop scientist, entering academia as a teaching assistant at Western Kentucky. Dr. Massengale taught with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and for many years at the University of Arizona before finding a home with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the proud father of Alan Ross and Jennifer Lynn with his wife of many years, Ruth Audrey Kingelhofer. Dr. Massengale is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and is recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert. He has been featured in numerous Marquis Who’s Who publications.
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