Title: History Professor
Location: Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States
Richard Lee Medlar, History Professor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.
Mr. Medlar believes that life is about people, change and the work to produce a change in people. Throughout his career as an educator, he endeavored to make a difference in the young minds he taught. With decades of teaching experience, the most rewarding aspect of his profession has been former students coming up to him and remarking about the difference he made in their lives. Mr. Medlar says it’s the small smiles and ways of making someone else’s day a little brighter that makes all the difference.
There are several factors that went into Mr. Medlar determining to become a history educator. During his own education, a high school teacher had influence over this as well as his college advisor, Mr. Norheim. In addition, Mr. Norheim was a mentor to Mr. Medlar and he feels incredibly grateful to the advisor for steering him in a direction of which the career suited his personality. Mr. Medlar graduated from Wartburg College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts, and continued at Northern Illinois University, receiving a Master of Science in social studies education in 1973.
Mr. Medlar has taught at Midland Lutheran College since 2007 as an adjunct instructor in history. He has also taught at Dickinson State University. From 1973 to 2002, Mr. Medlar was the tennis coach at Dickinson High School. In 1984, he was named the Tennis Coach of the Year in North Dakota. Mr. Medlar is also active as a volunteer, serving as a sponsor and drive within a prison ministry. He also helps men in prison navigate job interviews.
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