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Leif Swanson
Leif Swanson
Full-time Faculty
Instructor, English, School of Arts & Humanities

Primary Phone: 307.778.1300
Office: Fine Arts Building, Room 208


Degree Information:

Associate of Arts, Kirkwood Community College; Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Northern Iowa; Master of Arts in English, University of Northern Colorado.

Areas of Instruction:

I have taught a variety of composition, literature and creative writing classes at LCCC.


I enjoy reading, writing and a variety of outdoor interests, including river running, hiking, camping and cycling. I also enjoy taking long road trips. I’ve been an avid fan of the Chicago Bears for over 30 years.

Professional Experience:

I created “Writing Your Life” and have been teaching it for more than a decade. I have also been involved in bringing writers to campus. I taught whitewater rafting and kayaking for the Physical Education Department for several summers.