Professor of Agricultural Economics Gerald Nolte has been named the 1980 Distinguished Teacher of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Nolte joined the university faculty in 1970. He earned the B.S. degree at the University of Illinois-Urbana and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Minnesota. Before joining the River Falls faculty, Nolte taught vocational agriculture at Huntley High School, Huntley, Ill., and served as a research assistant at the University of Minnesota for five years.
Nolte is a specialist in agriculture marketing and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in farm management and livestock, dairy and grain marketing.
Nolte is a member of the UW-River Falls Faculty Senate and the Executive Committee of that body. He also has served on the Academic Policy and Procedures Committee and the Sabbatical Leave Advisory Committee. Within the College of Agriclture, Nolte is a member of the Farm Advisory Committee. He also has been the adviser to the student Agricultural Economics Club.
Nolte is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the American Economics Association, the American Association of University Professors, and The Association of University of Wisconsin Faculty.
In his home community, St. Anthony Park in St. Paul, Minn., Nolte is a member of the St. Anthony Park Association, principal of the St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church Sunday School and chairman of the Worship, Music and Art Committee of the church. He also is a member of the Mayor's Community Advisory Committee of the St. Paul Job Corp Center.
The Distinguished Teacher is annually chosen by tabulation of the nominations of graduating seniors and UW-River Falls graduates of three and five years previous.