Simpson Returns to Sheridan College to Teach Class

Retired historian and former Wyoming politician, Dr. Pete Simpson, will return to Sheridan College during the upcoming spring semester to teach a two-credit political science course called, “Wyoming’s Political Identity.”

According to a release from the college, the course is designed to explore the political culture of Wyoming by discovering what might be special or unique about the political behavior of Wyoming citizens.

Simpson served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1981-84 and worked as a dean at the college in the early 1980s. Current college President Dr. Paul Young said he’s pleased and excited to welcome Simpson back to campus.

The seven-week course will count as an elective for degree-seeking students, but everyone is invited to sign up for the class, which will meet over the lunch hour Monday through Thursday beginning January 19. Simpson has extended invitations to several guest-speakers including Beth Loffreda, author of Losing Matt Shepard; Scotty Ratliff, a Shoshone tribesman and former State legislator; Jeremy Johnston, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum; former Wyoming Governors Jim Geringer and Dave Freudenthal; and former US Senator Alan Simpson.

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