Experts in the Field of Nebraska Unicameral Legislature History


Charlyne Berens retired in 2014 from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications where she was associate dean and professor. During her years at the university, she taught courses in writing, reporting and editing as well as an honors seminar on the First Amendment.She was the editor and co-publisher of the Seward County Independent from 1976 until 1990, when she joined UNL. Her Ph.D. is in political science. She has published two books about the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature and two political biographies as well as a number of journal articles about Nebraska history and politics.She received several teaching awards during her career and was named to the Nebraska Press Association Hall of Fame in 2011.She is now an OLLI devotee and is co-chair of OLLI’s Curriculum Committee.