Florence Rose Krall Shepard

Alumna, Ph.D. Educational Administration

Florence Rose Krall Shepard is Professor Emerita of Educational Studies at the University of Utah, where she taught educational, environmental and feminist studies. She has published her personal narratives in journals and anthologies and a book, Ecotone (SUNY Press, 1994), and edited and published Paul Shepard’s posthumous books including Coming Home to the Pleistocene. Her latest work, Sometimes Creek is a historical memoir that spans the twentieth century and recapitulates the life of a daughter of Italian immigrants who came to Wyoming to make a new life. From her cabin in the Hoback Basin, Flo retraces the contours of her long life through the lens of the seasons that call up memories. From the landscape of childhood on a sheep ranch during the Great Depression, through schooling in a one-room school to universities, marriages and motherhood, teaching and environmental activism, she pays tribute to her nurturing Italian parents and the wonders of the natural world. Challenges faced on her journey became divides from which she gained a new perspective.

Flo is the proud matriarch of four children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She lives in a cabin in Wyoming’s Hoback Basin for much of the year and winters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact Florence Shepard at: frshepard@earthlink.net.