Susan Swetnam

Susan Swetnam is Professor of English at Idaho State University. She has lived in Idaho since 1979. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has been named ISU's Distinguished Teacher, Distinguished Public Servant, and Distinguished Researcher. She researches and writes about narratives ranging from Idaho pioneer life stories to novels, and about Intermountain West history and culture. Her book Lives of the Saints in Southeast Idaho: An Introduction to Mormon Pioneer Life Story Writing appeared in 1991. She is also a freelance essayist who has published in numerous magazines, including Gourmet and Redneck Review of Literature.

9388 W. Charlotte Drive
Pocatello, ID 83204
phone: (H) (208) 234-1649; (C) (208) 339-1130(2
email: swetsusa@isu.edu
Presentations
Publications
• Lives of the Saints in Southeast Idaho: An Introduction to Mormon Pioneer Life Story Writing
• My Best Teachers Were Saints: What Every Educator Can Learn from the Heroes of the Church
• Negotiating Culture on the Frontier: A Social History of Intermountain West Carnegie Libraries
Presentation needs: Needs vary with presentation: some require a slide projector, screen and room capable of being darkened.
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