Title: Adult Education Educator
Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Willis “Bill” Bernard Lukenbill, PhD, Adult Education Educator at The University of Texas at Austin, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.
Since 2010, Dr. Lukenbill has enjoyed the title of professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, after teaching there since 1976. He continues to serve as an archivist consultant with MCC Austin, and as a community resource for public libraries, media centers, schools, nonprofits, and churches, notably conducting geographical research, updates, and promoting archives for his community. Dr. Lukenbill entered his field out of an interest in libraries, spurred by his father’s encouragement to go to the public library as a child. He has also contributed with literature of his own, most recently with “Broadway Musicals and the Christian Sermon” in 2017, as well as subjects ranging from “AIDS-HIV Information Services and Programs in Libraries” published from 1994 to 2000, to “Biography in the Lives of Youth: Culture, Society and Information” in 2006.
Dr. Lukenbill is a Marquis Industry Expert and recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He attended the University of North Texas to earn a BS in education, followed by a MLS from the University of Oklahoma in 1963 and a PhD from Indiana University in 1973. He was a reference librarian with Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and later an instructor with Louisiana Polytechnic. From 1973 to 1975, he taught with the University of Maryland, and the following year Dr. Lukenbill returned to Texas to join the University of Texas at Austin.
Over the year, Dr. Lukenbill has received numerous recognitions, from his membership with Phi Kappa Phi to a doctoral fellowship with the U.S. Department of Education. He was named a Commons Teaching Fellow of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lukenbill has also been supported by numerous grants, including a 1986 Whitney Carnegie Grant from the American Library Association to a Library Education for At-Risk Youth Award from the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Lukenbill has worked all his life to produce research that separates the purely academic from the practical. He hopes to be remembered as a kind person, dedicated to his profession, and always helpful, loyal, and good.
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