Department of History
Kevin R. Marsh, Ph.D. Associate
of History and Department Chair
Liberal Arts Building, Rm. 333
joined the faculty at Idaho State University in August 2003. He
teaches Environmental History, Idaho History, U.S. History and
Culture, Modern United States, and the History Seminar. He serves as chair of the History Department and as editor of Idaho Yesterdays, the
peer-reviewed journal of the Idaho State Historical Society.
Ph.D. in history from
State University, focusing his research on public land debates in the
Northwest. His 2007 book from the University of Washington
analyzes the changing patterns of public debates over the designation
wilderness areas on federal land in the Northwest since World War
Dr. Marsh has also written a variety of articles on the history of
regions of the West and the history of climbing and conservation.
BY PROFESSOR MARSH:
IDAHO HISTORY (HIST 4423/5523)
- The class
the history of this region from indigenous occupation to the present,
on land use developments and cultural and social change over time.
come to understand Idaho's role in the region and the world, the broad
patterns of change shaping this region, and the cultural landmarks and
trends that define the region's inhabitants.
- Beginning Fall 2011, this will be offered as a fully online course.
- This course replaces the previous HIST 336, Idaho and the
Northwest, and it satisfies all requirements of the previous course in
History and in Education.
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
- This class will be offered next in Spring 2012, taught by Dr. Ryan Jones.
U.S. HISTORY and CULTURE (HIST 1118)
MODERN UNITED STATES (HIST 3309)
- This class will be offered Fall 2011, via distance learning
to Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. It is available every 3rd semester.
HISTORY SEMINAR (HIST 4491)
- This class is offered every fall and spring semester by various History faculty.
BY KEVIN MARSH:
- “Crossing Divides: An Environmental History of Idaho.” In Idaho’s Place: Rethinking the Gem State’s Past, edited by Adam M. Sowards. Seattle: University of Washington Press and Moscow, ID: Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies, forthcoming in 2012.
- "'Save French Pete': Evolution
Wilderness Protests in Oregon.”
In Natural Protest: Essays on the History of American Environmentalism, eds. Michael Egan and Jeff
Crane. New York:
- “Aquifers” and “Cascade Range” (Two entries). In Encyclopedia
of American Environmental History, ed. Kathleen A. Brosnan. New
Facts on File, 2008 (forthcoming).
- “Three Sisters Wilderness Area.” Oregon Encyclopedia Project. (
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/). Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 2008.
- Drawing Lines in the
Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest.
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books, ed. William Cronon. Seattle and
University of Washington Press, 2007.
- Idaho: The Heroic Journey.
Encino, CA: Cherbo Publishing, 2006. Co-author with Laura
Woodworth-Ney and Katherine Aiken.
- The 'Triangle': A Slice of
America. Pocatello: City of Pocatello Planning and
Development Services, 2006. Co-author with Idaho Thompson Purce
and Mary Sanders Watkins.
Ups and Downs of
Mountain Life: Historical Patterns of Adaptation in the Cascade
Mountains,” Western Historical Quarterly 35, no. 2
(Summer 2004): 193-213.
is Just the First Round': Designating
Wilderness in the Oregon Cascades, 1950-1964.” Oregon
Historical Quarterly 103, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 210-233.
- Board of
Directors, Idaho Humanities Council (www.idahohumanities.org), 2005-2011
- Lasting Legacy Landmark Committee, which established a monument to honor the diverse ethnic history of Pocatello's Bonneville neighborhood, east of the railroad yards
- Board of
Directors, Old Town
Neighborhood Association, Pocatello (www.pnhs.org/old_town.htm).