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English educator

John Mark Nielsen, American English educator. Member Blair Board Public works, 1981-1983; charter member, chair building committee Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn, Iowa, 1982-1991. Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, Nebraska Council Teachers English (executive advisory board), Society Advancement Scandinavian Study, Danish American HeritageSoc., Immigration History Society, Fulbright Alumni Society.

Background

Nielsen, John Mark was born on February 1, 1951 in Blair, Nebraska, United States. Son of John Wolter and Elizabeth Hansen (Solevad) Nielsen.

Education

Bachelor in English, Dana College, 1973. Master of Arts in English, Creighton University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Nebraska, 1988.

Career

Mapping director Stewart Smith & Associates, Blair, 1973-1974. Teaching fellow Creighton University, Omaha, 1974-1976. Marshall fellow Jytte Abildstroms Theatre, Copenhagen, 1977.

Coordinator Teaching Learning Center Dana College, Blair, 1978-1981, instructor English, 1981-1983, assistant professor, 1984-1990, associate professor English, 1990-1993, director general education, 1990-1993, professor English, since 1993. Executive director Daish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn, Iowa, since 2003. Fulbright guest teacher Ribestatsseminarium and Esbjerg Statsseminarium, Denmark, 1983-1984.

Chief surveyor Bethsaida Archaeol. Expedition, Golan Heights, Israel, 1991, 92, 95. Consultant Dream of America exhibit National Museum, Copenhagen, 1983-1984.

Fulbright senior lecturer American literature Mercy College, Kerala, India, 2000-2001. Executive director Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn, Iowa, since 2003. Member Council for Indiana Exchange of Scholars, since 2005, Fulbright Selection Committee for India, Middle East, and North Africa, since 2005.

Works

Membership

Member Blair Board Public works, 1981-1983. Charter member, chair building committee Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn, Iowa, 1982-1991. Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English, Nebraska Council Teachers English (executive advisory board), Society Advancement Scandinavian Study, Danish American Heritage Society, Immigration History Society, Fulbright Alumni Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: baseball.

Connections

Married Dawn Marie Carper, December 16, 1972. Children: John Preben, Eva Elizabeth, Kaj Henning.

father:
John Wolter Nielsen

mother:
Elizabeth Hansen (Solevad) Nielsen

spouse:
Dawn Marie Carper

child:
John Preben Nielsen

child:
Eva Elizabeth Nielsen

child:
Kaj Henning Nielsen