Robert (Bob) Kuzelka

Robert (Bob) Kuzelka

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Bob Kuzelka likes water and natural resources especially their policy aspects and is an associate professor emeritus in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

He holds degrees in architecture from UNL; and Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and conducted post-graduate research in Town and Country Planning at Sydney University in Australia, under a Fulbright Post Graduate Fellowship.

Bob served as an officer in the U S Army.

His professional experience includes work as an architect, a planner for a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a policy coordinator on the staff of the Nebraska State Office of Planning and Programming (now the Governor's Policy Research Office).

He was a full-time faculty member at UNL from in 1979 to 2004. During those years he was affiliated with the Conservation and Survey Division; Department of Community and Regional Planning; Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife; University of Nebraska Water Center; and the School of Natural Resources. From 2001 to 2008, he served as the director of UNL's interdisciplinary environmental studies program.

Bob's academic research interests are in the areas of public policy and planning. He still advises undergraduate and master's level students in thesis and professional projects for topics that interest him.

Bob's outside interests include architecture, cemeteries, chamber music, cities, cycling, opera, swimming and travel.

Selected Publications

Kuzelka, R., Leonard, R., Seacrest, S. 2000. Global Climate Change and Public Perception: The Challenge of Translation. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 36(2):253-263.
Flowerday, C. A., Kuzelka, R. D., Pederson, D. T. (1998). The Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Resource Atlas 4a, 44 p
Kuzelka, R.D., Flowerday, C.A. 1993. Flat Water: A History of Nebraska and Its Water. Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska. pp. 291. Online

Educational Background

  • BA - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Architecture (1962)
  • MA - University of Texas, Community and Regional Planning (1967)
  • Other - Sydney University, Australia, Town and Country Planning (1968)


SNR Program Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Professional Organizations

  • American Institue of Certified Planners
    • Life Member 2004
  • American Institue of Certified Planners

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Areas of Interest

  • Natural resources and water policy and management
  • Land-use planning and management
  • Governmental organization

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