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Thomas William Carneal

Thomas William Carneal

Title: Professor (Retired)
Company: Northwest Missouri State University
Location: Maryville, Missouri, United States

Thomas William Carneal, Professor at Northwest Missouri State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history education.

After serving his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956, where he garnered a Good Conduct Medal and was decorated for national defense, Mr. Carneal obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Missouri in 1965 and subsequently an All But Dissertation toward a doctorate in 1980. He provided excellent education as a professor of American and Asian history at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, between 1968 and 2002, serving as chair of the Department of History, Humanities and Social Sciences from 1993 to 2002, following which he became a Professor Emeritus.

During his tenure with Northwest Missouri State, Mr. Carneal was most proud to have developed the Japanese Studies Association, which conducts month-long seminars that include experts from both Japan and the United States, who teach specially selected students on the subject of Japanese history. He has traveled extensively to the Middle East and Asia, recruiting students from Tokyo, Cairo, Hong Kong, Istanbul and other locations.

Mr. Carneal served as a member of the Northwest Foundation Inc. Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008. In addition, he has provided superior service as a judge with the American Kennel Club since 1995 and has been recognized by the organization as a Breeder of Merit. He also has served as president and chairman of the board of directors of the St. Joseph Kennel Club as well as annual show director for almost a quarter of a century. Mr. Carneal attributes his success to networking with the people he has worked with all around the nation.

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