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Dr. Amanda L. Van Lanen

Chair, Humanities Division
Professor of History

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About Amanda


  • Ph.D. in History, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2009
  • M.A. in History, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2004
  • B.A. in History, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN, 2001

Selected Publications

  • The Washington Apple: Orchards and the Development of Industrial Agriculture, University of Oklahoma Press, 2022.
  • “Dinner in the Diner: The Challenge of Food Service on the Union Pacific,” The Streamliner 31, no.1 (Winter 2017): 18-27.
  • “Reluctant Producers: The Struggle to Organize Cooperative Marketing for Washington Apple Growers, 1910-1930.” Journal of the West 53, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 42-49.
  • “‘Where Dollars Grow on Trees’: The Promise and Reality of Irrigated Farming in Central Washington.” Agricultural History 88, no. 3 (Summer 2014): 388-406.


Contact Information

Center for Teaching and Learning

Meriwether Lewis Hall 320

500 8th Avenue

Lewiston, Idaho 83501