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academic administrator , Construction executive

Joan Krueger Wadlow was American academic administrator, construction executive. Recipient Mortar Board Teaching award, 1976, Alumni Scholar Achievement award Rotary International, 1998, Alumni Achievement award University Nebraska, 2003; Seacrest Journalism fellow 1953-1954, Rotary fellow, 1956-1957, fellow Conference Cooperative Man, Lund, Sweden, 1956.


Wadlow, Joan Krueger was born on August 21, 1932 in LeMars, Iowa, United States. Daughter of R. John and Norma I. (Ihle) Krueger.


Bachelor of Arts, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1953;Master of Arts (Seacrest Journalism fellow 1953-1954), Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy (Rotary fellow 1956-1957), U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1963;certified, Graduate Institute International Studies, Geneva, 1957.


Member faculty University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1966-1979, professor political science, 1964-1979, associate dean College Arts and Sciences, 1972-1979. Professor political science, dean College Arts and Sciences, University Wyoming, Laramie, 1979-1984, vice president academy affairs, 1984-1986. Professor political science, provost University Oklahoma, Norman, 1986-1991.

Chancellor University Alaska, Fairbanks, 1991-1999. Consultant on federal grants. Board directors Alaska Sea Life Center, Key Bank Alaska.

Member Commission Colleges Northwest Association. President Lan Construction, Inc., 1999-2004.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 1988-1997, Lincoln United Way, 1976-1977, Bryan Hospital, Lincoln, 1978-1979, Washington Center, 1986-1999, Key Bank of Alaska, Alaska SeaLife Center. Vice president, executive commissioner North Central Association, president, 1991. President advisory board Lincoln Young Women’s Christian Association, 1970-1971.

Member defense advisory committee Women in the Services, 1987-1989. Member community advisory board Alaska Airlines. Member University President's Mission to Israel, 1998.

Member board directors Netarts Oceanside Sanitary District, 2002-2004. Member National Collegiate Athletic Association (division II president council 1997-1999), International Studies Association (co-editor International Studies Notes 1978-1991), National Association State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (executive committee council academy affairs 1989-1991, chair international affairs counsel 1996-1997), Western Association Africanists (president 1980-1982), Association Western Universities (president 1993), Council Colleges Arts and Sciences (president 1983-1984), Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Gamma Phi Beta.


Married Richard R. Wadlow, July 27, 1958. Children: Dawn, Kit.

R. John Krueger

Norma I. (Ihle) Krueger

Richard R. Wadlow

Dawn Wadlow

Kit Wadlow