Title: Retired Biology Professor
Company: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Glen Dappen, Retired Biology Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.
Exhibiting an illustrious career in education and biology, Dr. Dappen served as a professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University for 36 years until attaining emeritus status within the department of biology in 2003. Having continued to teach on a part-time basis as emeritus, he is proud to report that approximately 500 of his students are now practicing physicians, dentists or in the health profession. Alongside his primary role, Dr. Dappen has been the owner of Nema-Test, a company that provides information on plant-parasitic nematodes, since 1980. Beginning in 1992, he spent six years on the board of directors to the American Baptist Men’s in Philadelphia. He was also a three-term president of the American Baptist Men of Nebraska between 1998 and 2016, achieving the honor of Outstanding Layman in 1998
Hailing from a farming background, Dr. Dappen was inspired by his teachers in his formative years and went on to study chemistry and Germany as an undergraduate at the University of Sioux Falls. Upon attending graduate school, he became intrigued by Harold Manter, a famous parasitologist, and went into the field for his Master’s degree. Likewise, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in animal parasites from the University of Nebraska in 1971. Upon spearheading his teaching, Dr. Dappen was approached by a student about identify plant nematodes, which he has focused on ever since. In five years’ time, he aims to fully retire from teaching and spend more time golfing and making memories with his family. His advice to budding biologists is to study a little harder, take classes more seriously and remember to have some fun. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Dappen is also listed in the 64th edition of Who’s Who in America.
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