Susanne George Bloomfield

Professor

Office: THMH 202   |    Phone: (308) 991-4647   |    Email: bloomfields@unk.edu

Susanne George Bloomfield

Biography

Dr. Bloomfield's CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

PhD in English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1988.
MAEd. in English, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1979.
BA in Education, English and French majors, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1968, Cum Laude.

Professional Experience

Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1997 to present.
Tenured Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1992 to 1997.
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1988-1992.
Lecturer at University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 1979-1987.
Axtell Community Schools, Axtell, Nebraska, 1968-1973. French: Grades 4-12; English: Grades 10 & 11.

Areas of Specialization

Western American Literature
American Literature
English Education
Multicultural Literature
Memoir and Biography



Publications

Books
  • Adventures in the West: Stories for Young People. Eds. Susanne George Bloomfield and Eric Melvin Reed. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, Fall 2007.
  • Impertinences: Selected Editorials of Elia W. Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age. Edited and with a Biography by Susanne George Bloomfield. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
  • From the Beginning: A Century of Excellence at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Susanne George Bloomfield and Eric Melvin Reed. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2005.
  • "Absolutely No Manners": On Having the Audacity to Write Biography. Monograph. Lincoln, NE: Mari Sandoz Heritage Society and the Center for Great Plains Studies, 2003.
  • A Presidential Visit. Eds. Susanne George-Bloomfield and Steve Rothenberger. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2002.
  • A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Nature, and Culture. Eds. Steve Rothenberger and Susanne George-Bloomfield. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000.
  • Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works. Susanne K. George. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
  • Wellsprings: Poems by Six Nebraska Poets. Ed. Susanne K. George. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1995.
  • The Platte River: An Atlas of the Big Bend Region.  Eds. Allan Jenkins and Susanne K. George. Kearney: University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1993.
  • The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart. Susanne K. George. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
Digital Publications


Awards

Book Awards

2006 WILLA Literary Award for Best Nonfiction for Impertinences.
2006 Nebraska Book Award for Nonfiction for Impertinences.
Susan Koppleman Award for Kate M. Cleary.
ALA Notable Books for A Prairie Mosaic.

Awards/Fellowships

Distinguished Alumni Award 2013 (University of Nebraska-Kearney)
The Delbert and Edith Wylder Award for Exceptional Service to the Western Literature Association 2012
Pratt-Heins Award for Scholarship and Research 2008
Martin Distinguished Professorship 2005-2008
Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Distinguished Faculty Award for Superior Teaching, Research, and Service 2002
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Charter Member 2002
UNK Exceptional Performance Award 2001
Mari Sandoz Award. Nebraska Library Association, 1998.
University of Nebraska Graduate Fellow
Center for Great Plains Studies Fellow
Phi Eta Sigma (National Honorary Society) Honorary Member 1998
UNK Profiles in Excellence, 1998.
UNK Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, 1996.
Pratt Heins Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995.
Crawford Award for Curriculum Development, 1995.
Mortar Board: Certificate for Outstanding Teaching, 1994.
UNK Deans' Award for Scholarship, 1993.



Professional Activities

National/Regional

Director, Nebraska Book Festival (2003-2004)
Nebraska Task Force for the National Endowment for the Humanities Plains Humanities Center (2000-2001)
Western Literature Association: National President 1996
Search Committee: Editor for Western American Literature (1997)
Western Literature Association Executive Council (1994-1997)
Board of Governors: Center for Great Plains Studies--2 terms
Board of Directors: Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation--2 terms
Co-Chair, Nebraska Literature Festival (1995)
Chair, Nebraska Literature Festival (1992)