Public History Program Faculty and Affiliated Scholars
Katrine Barber (Ph.D., Washington State University, 1999)
Katy Barber has directed oral history projects for the Suislaw National Forest, the Oregon Military Museum, the Washington County History Museum, and the Chinook Nation. She has also developed digital exhibits and organized public programs for the Center for Columbia River History, which she directed for five years. Her first book, Death of Celilo Falls, was published in 2005 by the University of Washington Press. She is also co-editor (with Andrew Fisher) of a special issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly on the history of Celilo Falls and co-author (with William Robbins) of Nature's Northwest: The North Pacific Slope in the Twentieth Century (University of Arizona Press, 2011). Currently, her work has focused on the history of the Chinook Indian Nation.
Patricia A. Schechter (PhD, Princeton, 1993)
Greg Shine (MA, San Francisco State University, 2000)
At Fort Vancouver, Greg serves as chief ranger and historian, overseeing the public history program and managing historic site interpretation (history-based special events, tours and talks, living history, costumed interpretation, cultural demonstrations, education programs and other public programs).
In 2006, he helped to establish the Public History Field School (HST 511 Public History Lab) as a partnership program between Portland State University and the National Park Service.
Greg has published numerous studies, reports, and technical papers for the National Park Service as well as articles for several journals and magazines.
Donna Sinclair (MA, Portland State University, 2004)
Donna Sinclair completed her MA thesis in history entitled “Contested Visions of Place: People, Power, and Perception on the Columbia's North Shore, 1805-1913.” She is currently an independent oral historian whose has worked with a number of local and state-wide organizations, most recently Reed College and the US District Court of Oregon Historical Society. She also teaches capstones in partnership with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service and is in the Ph.D. in Urban Studies program at Portland State University.