Clark Neher and Arlene Becker Neher
Clark Neher taught in the Department of Political Science at NIU for 32 years. During his tenure, he wrote eight books on Southeast Asia as well as 60 papers, book chapters and articles. He was the Chair of the Department of Political Science for nine years and was the Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies for three years. He retired in 2000. Professor Neher taught political science at Chulalongkorn University and Arlene Neher taught English at Prasarnmitr Teacher Training College in Bangkok. After completing his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Stanford University and following his Peace Corps duty, Professor Neher went to UCLA to further his studies and receive his Ph.D. degree. At the time of this endowment, Arlene Becker Neher served as Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming and held similar outreach positions at the University. She also held offices at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.