Shawn Johansen

Shawn Johansen

History, Geography, & Political Science Department Chair

Shawn Johansen is currently the Chair of the History, Geography, and Political Science department at BYU-Idaho.  He teaches U.S. history, historical research and writing, and the history of the U.S. Constitution and law.

He graduated with a B.A. in History from BYU, and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from UCLA.  He has taught at Occidental College, Southwest Missouri State University, Frostburg State University, and now fifteen years at BYU-Idaho.

He is the author of Family Men: Middle-Class Fatherhood in Early Industrializing America, published by Routledge Press.  He served a mission in Taiwan, is married to Michelle Harding Johansen, and has six children.  


Spiritual Preparation

Pre-devotional Discussion:

In preparation for Brother Shawn Johansen's devotional address, consider doing one of the following:

1. Review a spiritual experience that you have recorded in your journal. 
2. If you have a significant spiritual experience in your life that you have not written down, take the time to record it and preserve the record.  

In 2-3 sentences on the discussion board, explain why you think the Lord wants us to be historians of our own lives.