Mallam, R. Clark (1940-1986) | Nordic
Received his PhD from the University of Kansas; taught at Luther College, 1969-1986; founder of the anthropology department at Luther; directed the archeological research center at Luther College; studied Native American mounds and culture in the Effigy Mounds area.
1940 Born, January 7 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Harold Mallam and Ruth Chapman Mallam.
1957 Received diploma from Wymore High School, Nebraska.
1959 Received Associate of Arts degree from Fairbury Junior College (Fairbury, Nebraska).
1959-1961 Served as a Field Infantry Medic for the U. S. Army, Alaskan Command.
1961 Married Judith Shore
1963 Received Bachelor of Science degree in History from University of Nebraska.
1963-1965 Taught history at Grand Island High School, Nebraska.
1964 Awarded the William Robertson Coe Fellowship in American Studies at University of Wyoming.
1966 Received Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Adams State College, Colorado
1966 Taught history and chaired department at Pershing College in Beatrice, Nebraska.
1967 Taught Social Studies at University of Nebraska.
1969 Joined Faculty of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa as Director of Archeological Research Center and Assistant Professor.
1972 Awarded Fellowship from University of Kansas Institute in Humanistic Computation.
1972 Earned Faculty Growth Award fro the American Lutheran Church (and again in 1982).
1973 Received Master of Philosophy from University of Kansas
1973 Named Director of Effigy Mounds Survey, Allamakee County, Iowa.
1975 Received Doctor of Philosophy from University of Kansas
1978 Awarded University House Fellowship from University of Iowa.
1979-1983 Named Danforth Associate by the Danforth Foundation.
1982 Awarded Scholar in Residence by Kansas Committee for the Humanities.
1986 Died, June 2, at home of a brain tumor.