Fred Willman

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General Information

Name: Fred Willman

Pen Name: None

Born: 1947 in Harvey, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Willman lives in Naperville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Willman is a retired seventh-grade social studies teacher. He is a past president of the Illinois Geographical Society and a teacher-consultant with the National Geographic Society. He is a college instructor at Aurora University and National-Louis University and a geographic education consultant and presenter.

Willman's book highlights how Illinois high school mascots reveal much about Illinois geography, history, its people, and its economy.

Published Works

  • Why Mascots Have Tales- The Illinois High School Mascot Manual from Appleknockers to Zippers, Mascot Publishing, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Fred Willman on WorldCat

Fred Willman on Amazon

Fred Willman on Facebook


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