Leif Swanson

Leif Swanson

Instructor, English

Primary Phone: 307.778.1300

Office: Clay Pathfinder Building, Room 215


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 more than 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.