The Boise State University Publications Office in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs specializes in colorful books of nonfiction popular scholarship about Idaho and the American West.
We believe we can light the lamp of knowledge—the traditional role of a university press—with a variety of formats suitable for a diverse, inquisitive, contemporary audience. Our focus is regional publications for the general reader. All publications are colorfully illustrated, accessibly written, and peer reviewed.
The publications office is housed in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs under the supervision of Todd Shallat, Melissa Lavitt, and Mark Rudin. Professor Shallat, a Ph.D. in history and applied social science, serves as editor-in-chief. For editorial matters, contact Professor Shallat at email@example.com; (208) 761-0485.
Educators and reviews can request exam copies by contacting the Nathan Unger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Otter Education Series
The Lori and Butch Otter Pre K-12 Idaho Education Series is a project of the Boise State University Foundation. The foundation hopes to build an endowment to fund the series. It would focus on many aspects of Idaho. From history to natural wonders to the diverse people found in the Gem state, topics in this series would appeal to our youth from pre-school through high school. Generous donation has already provided for the publication of two illustrated books featuring “Ida”, a barnstorming pilot. Books are available for purchase via our online catalog.