Susan Swetnam

Susan taught in ISU’s Department of English and Philosophy from 1979 until her retirement in 2013, during that time recognized for outstanding teaching, research, and public service.  Over the years she has authored numerous articles and seven books, including collections of personal essays/memoirs, most recently A Season of Little Sacraments (Liturgical Press, 2016) and Books, Bluster, and Bounty (Utah State University Press), which won the Idaho Library Association’s award for Idaho Book of the Year in 2012.  On the national level, she has served as a consultant and grant reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and as an evaluator of humanities programs in several other states.  Currently she is working on a new book while establishing her own thriving small business, Balsamroot Massage.

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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