Dot Nuechterlein is similar to many other women in her age
group, as her education--at Valparaiso University, Queen's
University of Ontario, and the University of Chicago--took place
with gaps in between. Rather than a single career path, her life's
work has included counseling, education, social services,
administration, and writing.
She has served as an elected official in her home city and has
been a volunteer for community projects and events. On the state
level, Dot is an alumna of Indiana's Richard G Lugar Excellence in
Public Service Series, while nationally, Leadership America
(forerunner of Leadership Women) selected
her for membership.
A faculty retiree from Valparaiso University, she taught
sociology classes for three decades along with holding
administrative positions in the Graduate School, the Chapel, the
Department of Music, and several affiliated organizations. The Life
Cycle, especially Aging, was one of her special teaching areas;
another was the family, including Women's Studies. These
experiences have led directly to PEARLS.
Dot was one of the first females to serve as official
scorekeeper in Division I Men's NCAA Basketball, her hobby of more
than three decades. She and her husband especially enjoy spending
time with their three adult children and their families. She is
available for book signings and speaking engagements.