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Associate Professor of History
Public History Program Coordinator
Ph.D. History, University of British Columbia
M.A. History, Université Laval
B.A. History and French, Catholic University of America
U.S. History Survey
Native American History
European History Survey
Latin America & the Caribbean
American Environmental History
Reel History: American Stories on Film
Introduction to Public History
History and the World Wide Web
Heritage and Historic Preservation
Salem to Gettysburg: Exploring Local and National History
Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
French North Americans in U.S. History, American West, Native American History, Public History.
Honors & Awards
2011 Joel Palmer Award, Oregon Historical Quarterly
2008 Joel Palmer Award, Honorable Mention, Oregon Historical Quarterly
Publications and Presentations
“At the Hearth of the Crossed Races: A French-Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century, 1812-1859. Oregon State University Press, 2015 [book in press]
"Dislodging Oregon's History from Its Mythical Mooring: Reflections on Death and the Settling and Unsettling of Oregon." Oregon Historical Quarterly 115:3 (Fall 2014).
Fisher, Andrew and Melinda Marie Jetté, “‘Now Your See Them Now you Don’t’: Tribal Affairs and the Struggle for Federation Recognition.” In Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. Edited by Kenneth Ames, Robert Boyd, and Tony Johnson. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013, 288-306.
“Betwixt and Between the Official Story: Tracing the History and Memory of a Family of French-Indian Ancestry in the Pacific Northwest.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111:2 (Summer 2010): 142-183.
“Ilot oublié de la diaspora canadienne-française: la vallé de la Willamette en Orégon.” In Retour sur la Franco-Amérique. Edited by Dean Louder and Erica Wadell. Quebec City: Les Éditions due Septentrion, 2008, 281-292.
“‘We Have Here Almost Every Religion But Our Own’: French-Indian Community Initiatives and Social Relations in French Prairie, Oregon, 1834-1837.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108:2 (Summer 2007): 64-87.
‘Beaver are Numerous, but the Natives . . . Will Not Hunt Them’: Native-Fur Trader Relations in the Willamette Valley, 1812-1814.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 98:1 (Winter 2006/2007): 3-17.
Western History Association Annual Meeting
National Council on Public History Annual Meeting
American Historical Association Annual Meeting
2011-2014 Faculty Development Research Grants, Franklin Pierce University
Travel, French language study and conversation