Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., Wheaton College
B.A., Southern Oregon University
Hired in 1977
As a native Oregonian, I enjoyed the opportunity to complete my advanced level graduate training in European History from the University of Oregon. I am active in several academic societies including the French Colonial Historical Society, the Western Society for French History, and the Conference on Faith and History. I have been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities Grants and several research grants from the Canadian government.
My current research focuses on the Church in 17th century New France and the cultural encounter among Northeastern Canadian First Nations and French European Colonial populations. The latter corresponds well to my French Canadian and Canadian First Nations ancestral heritage.
I am a member of the Fides et Historia, the Western Society for French History and the French Colonial Historical Society. I have published several scholarly articles on the history of New France and Post-Tridentine Catholic Reform in 17th century France. In addition, I am the author of The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Christian Heritage in England, Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2002.
At Multnomah, I enjoy the strong sense of faculty collegiality and the university commitment to integration of faith and learning. One of my favorite faculty responsibilities at Multnomah University involves accompanying students on history department sponsored short-term study abroad tours in France and England. I have served as the faculty escort to over twenty-five student study abroad trips to Europe.
Beyond my passion for travel in Europe, I am married and have two children. As a family we are active members of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church and the Portland Art Museum. We enjoy local theater, live jazz, and attend stage musicals. Les Miserables being my favorite musical of all time.
In my down time I love reading creative mysteries, especially books by P.D. James, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ann Perry, and C.J. Sansom. I am often found in the stadium during University of Oregon Duck football games and Portland Timbers soccer matches.