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David Peterson del Mar
David Peterson del Mar


I teach courses on U.S. social and cultural history for the Department of History and University Studies and try to get PSU students into Portland-Area classrooms to tutor refugees and other immigrants. I am also the president and co-founder of Yo Ghana!, a non-profit dedicated to providing youth in Ghana and the Pacific Northwest with opportunities to educate and inspire each other. My seven books address intimate violence, other aspects of family history, environmentalism, Oregon history, and, most recently, American views of Africa. I am an usher at Portland International Church and a bike commuter.

Subject Matter Focus

U.S. Family, Immigration, African Education, U.S. Perceptions of Africa

David Peterson del Mar

Associate Professor
University Studies & History
office: CH 492-C
phone: (503) 347-6196