Darrell Millner Curriculum Vitae
1971-75 University of Oregon Major: Curriculum & Instruction (D. ED.) English/Disadvantage Youth
1968-69 California State Polytechnical Major: Language Arts (BS) University, Pomona
1966-68 University of California, Major: English Irvine
1964-66 Mt. San Antonio Jr. College Major: English
1994-Present Professor of Black Studies, Portland State University
African American History
African American Western History
African American Literature
1983-1994 Chairman of Black Studies Dept., Portland State University, Related administrative assignments including: Liaison to Black Cultural Affairs Board (1976-Present) Chairman, Black Faculty Caucus (1987-1992)
1983-1985 Multicultural Director- Portland Public Schools System (while on leave from Portland State University)
1974-Present Faculty member- Portland State University, current rank, Professor
1970-1974 Assistant Director, Teachers Corps Program, sponsored by Univ. of Oregon at Jefferson High School, Portland, Oregon
2003 " York of the Corps of Discovery" in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon History Society Press (Fall, 2003)
2003 "York the slave who went west with Lewis and Clark", in Oregon English Journal, by Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Volume XXV, No. 1 (Spring, 2003) pp. 23-25
1998 Cornerstones of Community: Buildings of Portland's African American History, co-author with Gailbraith and Abbott, Bosco Milligan Foundation, Portland, Oregon 1998
1997 "George Washington" in American National Biography, Oxford University Press, (1997)
1995 "George Bush of Tumwater, Washington" in The River Remembers: A History of Tumwater by Palmer, Gayle. Donning Co.. Virginia Beach, Va. (1995)
1994 "George Washington Bush", Columbia, Washington State Historical Society, Winter 1994/95.
1993 "African American History of Oregon", Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, MacMillan Publishing Co., February 1993.
"The Invisible Empire In the West", a review for the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Spring 1993. Vol. 94, No. 1, pp 84-87.
1992 "Frederick Douglas", The African-American Encyclopedia, New York Salem Press, Inc., Marshall Cavendish Corp., October 1992.
1991 "The Death of Markus Lopius: Fact or Fantasy? First Documented Presence of a Black Man in Oregon August 16, 1788", Trotter Institute Review, Summer 1991, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp 19-22.
"Means and Methods of Increasing Black Faculty Participation in University Decision-Making" (abstract), Higher Education Abstracts, Summer 1991, vol. 26, No. 4, p. 498.
1990 "The Impact of the Afro-Caribbean Presence on the Exploration of the American Pacific Northwest" (Abstract), Association of Caribbean Studies 1989 Abstracts, 1990, p. 49.
"As the Wind Rocks the Wagon": A review for the Oregon Historical Quarterly vol. I 91, No. 3 Fall 1990, pp 329-331.
1988 "Obed Dickinson's Obed War Against Sin in Salem": A review for the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall, 1988, pp. 408-411.
1984 "Jean Toomer", Stepping Stones, Vol. I, 1984, pp. 102-105
1978 "Early Oregon Black History 1787-1860": An introduction and review of early Black involvement in the discovery and settlement of the Oregon Territory. From, Blacks in Oregon : A historical and statistical report, Center of Population Research and Census, PSU, March 1978.
1977 "Black Studies: New perspectives", Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. I, No. 1, March 1977, pg. 40-45.
1974 "Waves of a revolution": A study of the impact on American expansion and development in the constitutional period of a slave insurrection in Haiti (1790- 1804), UJIMA, Vol. I, No. 3 (November 1974).
1982 Afro-American History - Baseline Data, Portland Public Schools, Desegregation Department.
1980 Textbook Analysis - multiethnic Content in Social Studies, funded by Department of Curriculum, Portland Public Schools
1979 The Non-Education of the Negro and What to Do About It, Portland State University, Black Studies Center.
1978 Minorities and the Criminal Justice System in the State of Oregon, co-author, funded by grant from Bureau of Public Safety, City of Portland.
GRANT SPONSORED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
1995 On the Road to Equality: The Urban League of Portland A 50 year Retrospective - Funded by the Portland Urban League
1990 "Showboat" - A Voyage to Understanding the Issue of Race", Program Essay, Portland Opera Company.
1990 "Death and the King's Horseman", Program Essay, New Rose Theater, funded by Oregon Committee for the Humanities.
1987 "Portraits in Black", Introductory Essay: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition in conjunction with Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.
1986 "A Raisin in the Sun", New Rose Theater, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Program Notes.
1985 "Agitate...Our work is Not Finished - Life of Frederick Douglas, a Curriculum Package", funded by Oregon Committee for the Humanities.
SELECTED COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
1999-2003 Board of Directors, Oregon Historical Society
Chair, Education Committee
Chair, Publications Committee
1992-1999 Board of Directors, Self Enhancement Inc., Portland
1992-1993 Board of Directors, Portland Opera Company
1990-1998 Board of Directors, National Black Ethnic Collectibles Assc.
1988-1992 Chairperson, Portland State University Black Faculty Caucus
1984-1992 Portland Black Leadership Conference
1983-1985 Treasurer, Northeast Community Congress
1980-1988 Black United Front
1978-1985 Willamette Valley Racial Minorities Consortium (co-founder)
1978-1985 Board of Directors, Oregon Black History Corporation
1978-1980 Board of Directors, National Council of Black Studies
1978 Albina Voter Registration and Education committee
1977 Board of Directors, Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund of Oregon
1977 Board of Directors, Educational Opportunity Program, Portland State University
SCHOLARLY BOARDS AND EDITORSHIPS
2000-Present Peer Review Board, Western Historical Quarterly
1990-2005 Board of Referees, National Social Science Journal
1990-2003 Editorial Board, Oregon Historical Society Quarterly
1993 Board of Consultants, TimeLife Books, Inc., African-American Voices of Triumph Series.