- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
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
Introduction to Public History
U.S. History Survey
Public History Internship
History and the World Wide Web
Salem to Gettysburg: Exploring Local and National History
Topics in U.S. History: American West, Native American History
Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
French-speaking peoples in U.S. History, American West, Nineteenth-Century America, 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 Oregon" [book forthcoming from Oregon State University Press].
Andrew Fisher and Melinda Marie Jetté. “‘Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: Chinook Tribal Affairs and the Struggle of Federal Recognition, 1851-2011.” In Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. Edited by Kenneth Ames, Robert Boyd, and Tony Johnson [chapter in book forthcoming from University of Washington Press].
“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
2011-2013 Faculty Development Research Grants, Franklin Pierce University
Travel, French language study and conversation