Susan H Swetnam
Local Politics and Intermountain West Carnegie Library Building Grants, 1898–1920
Susan H. Swetnam is a professor of English at Idaho State University, the only faculty member in her university's history to have won all three Distinguished Faculty awards (Distinguished Teacher, Distinguished Researcher, Distinguished Public Servant). She has been studying and writing about Intermountain West history and culture for more than 30 years, with five previous books and dozens of articles to her credit. She is also an award-winning writer of creative nonfiction. A long-time public humanist, she is a former chair of the Idaho Humanities Council and has been deeply involved in programming for public libraries and community groups for many years.