CALDWELL — A faculty member at The College of Idaho is one of 72 scholars across the country who was chosen to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in its most recent award cycle.

The college announced Rochelle Johnson was chosen for her work on a biography of Susan Fenimore Cooper, one of America’s first environmental writers.

Johnson, the only Idaho educator awarded an NEH Fellowship, will devote the 2015-16 academic year to her project, according to a news release.

Johnson’s project started 15 years ago, when she and her co-editor began editing Cooper’s literary works for modern audiences. Several C of I students have worked with Johnson as research assistants over the course of her project, and she expects more to be involved before the biography is published.

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