Donald N. Langenberg

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Donald N. Langenberg
Donald Newton Langenberg

(1932-03-17)March 17, 1932
DiedJanuary 25, 2019(2019-01-25) (aged 86)
University Administrator
Spouse(s)Patricia Langenberg

Donald Newton Langenberg (March 17, 1932 - January 25, 2019)[1] was a physicist, academic, and university administrator. He served as chancellor of the University System of Maryland[2] from 1990 until 2002 and was the first chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago.[3][4] Langenberg taught at the University of Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure, the California Institute of Technology, and the Technische Universität München and served on the Board of Trustees at the University of the District of Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania.[2]

Langenberg earned his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University, master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the State University of New York.[4] In 1980, he was named Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation by Jimmy Carter. Among the awards he received are the John Price Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute and the Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration Award of the Society of Research Administrators.[2] As a physicist, Langenberg was an expert in the area of superconductivity.[5]


  1. ^ National Council for Science and the Environment (PDF), archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2008-05-01, retrieved 2007-10-17
  2. ^ a b c Dr. Donald N. Langenberg - Board of Trustees, archived from the original on 2006-09-11, retrieved 2008-04-17
  3. ^ Wilkerson, Isabel (1989-11-04), "Chicago School Control Shifts to Parent Councils", The New York Times, retrieved 2007-10-17
  4. ^ a b Langenberg, Donald, Donald Langenberg, retrieved 2007-10-17
  5. ^ Olechowski, Carol, Journalist, Educators to Receive Honorary Degrees at 154th Commencement, retrieved 2007-10-17