The Authors of Oregon Encyclopedia


Ian MacMillan is a retired internist and rheumatologist residing in the Charbonneau area of Wilsonville, Oregon. He received his MD CM from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and specialty training at the Mayo Clinic. In 1961 he joined Northwest Permanente where in addition to clinical practice served in numerous administrative capacities over a period of thirty five years. He is author of Permanente in the Northwest (Portland Ore.: The Permanente Press, 2010).


Tim Mahoney, a physician by profession, has a longtime interest in classical music, which  led to his service on the boards of the Oregon Symphony in Salem and of the Oregon Symphony in Portland. He was a member of the search committee that recruited James DePreist to be the music director of the Oregon Symphony.


Barbara Mahoney is a historian and biographer. In 2003, she won an Oregon Book Award for Dispatches and Dictators: Ralph Barnes for the Herald Tribune, a biography of Oregon native Ralph Barnes, European correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune during the 1920s and 1930s.


Kimberley Mangun is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at The University of Utah. She is a journalism historian who studies the African American press in the West and representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in newspapers published during the nineteenth century. Her book about Beatrice Morrow Cannady, a civil rights activist who lived in Portland from 1912 until 1936, will be published in 2010 by Oregon State University Press. Dr. Mangun has had other articles published in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and American Journalism. She received her doctorate from the University of Oregon.


Sue Manning is a native of Portland whose ancestors settled in the Salem area via wagon train in the 1800s.  She has lived in the Portland area her entire life and raised her family here also. Sue is an avid outdoors person. Her interests and studies focus on the environment and the interactions of life. She earned her Masters in Education at Portland State University with a science focus, and is currently teaching 7th grade science for the Tigard-Tualatin School District. She has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Tualatin Riverkeepers for the past 5 years.


Nina Manno graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland in May 2014 with a BA in History. She has previously researched and written papers on subjects such as: pirates and privateers during the reign of Elizabeth I, the British conceptions and construction of New Delhi, the voyages of Captain James Cook, and, most recently, the role of the London Underground in the mapping and molding of modern London in the 1920s and 1930s.  She hopes to attend graduate school in the United Kingdom or Ireland within the next few years.


Joy Margheim is a graduate student in urban studies at Portland State University.


Judith Margles is the Executive Director of the Oregon Jewish Museum. Previously she served as the Curator at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. She has consulted on exhibit projects for many institutions in the Portland area, including the First Unitarian Church, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Fair Housing Council of Oregon, Linfield College of Nursing, Oregon Historical Society, and Oregon Area Jewish Committee. She is a member of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, serves on the board of the Old Town History Project, and is President-Elect of the Council of American Jewish Museums.


Steve Mark is the author of Preserving the Living Past: John C. Merriam’s Legacy in the State and National Parks (University of California Press, 2005) and other publications on the history of conservation. He is currently at work on a book about state parks, particularly those on the Oregon Coast, as a study of how such landscapes are perceived, used, and promoted.


Kevin R. Marsh is associate professor and graduate program director in the history department at Idaho State University in Pocatello. He is the author of Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest, the most thorough study to date of wilderness history in Oregon and Washington. He is the editor of Idaho Yesterdays, the scholarly journal of the Idaho State Historical Society, and a board member of the Idaho Humanities Council. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Marsh has taught Northwest history at several universities in the region.


Tom Marsh is a retired high school history teacher (thirty-three years), past President of the Beaverton Education Association, and twice-elected Oregon state representative (1975-1979), representing east Washington County. Author of a forthcoming (spring 2012) history of government and politics in Oregon (To the Promised Land), published by Oregon State University Press, Marsh has drawn upon both his personal experiences in state government as well as his individual research/writing as a teacher preparing material for his history and government classes. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Marsh resides in Salem.


A retired author of mega-yacht technical manuals, Kate Marsh lives in Oregon’s high desert and volunteers as a coordinator of an annual writer-in-residence program for the Harney County students and community. Her poem Appaloosa Flanks was selected for the First Place Poetry award in the 2010 Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest, and Like Honey received Honorable Mention for poetry in the 2009 Kay Snow Writing Contest. She is a member of the Harney Basin Writers. 


Irene Martin was born in England and raised in Canada. She came to the U.S. in 1973. She is the author of Legacy and Testament: The Story of Columbia River Gillnetters and The Beach of Heaven: A History of Wahkiakum County, both published by Washington State University Press. Her other titles include Lewis and Clark in the Land of the Wahkiakums (Scrubjay, 2003) and Sea Fire, Tales of Jesus and Fishing (Crossroads, 2003). She has also written many articles on fisheries and Northwest history. Her awards include the James B. Castles Heritage Award and the Washington Governor's Heritage Award.


Maryann Mason has taught history and English in the Midwest, Northwest, and Bolivia. She lives in Ashland, where she writes history spots for local public radio, interviews mystery writers for RVTV Noir, and edits personal and family histories. Her poetry has appeared in Sweet Annie & Sweet Pea Review (1999), Rain Magazine (2007), and The Third Reader, An Online Journal of Literary Fiction and Poetry. In 2008, she published Ravelings, her first chapbook.


Heike Mayer is an associate professor of urban planning at Virginia Tech in Alexandria. In 2003, she received her Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University with a dissertation that examined the role of Tektronix and Intel in the evolution of the Silicon Forest, Portland’s high-technology cluster. In her research, she examines the growth of high-technology industries in so-called second-tier regions such as Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho.


Tom McAllister was an outdoor writer for forty years with the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. After retiring in 1992, he became a naturalist/historian for fifteen seasons aboard Lindblad Expedition ships in Pacific Northwest/Alaska waters. As a native Oregonian his boyhood interests took him into the Audubon Society of Portland in 1938. He was a Forest Service Lookout, a Navy corpsman in the Pacific, a lake and stream surveyor, a trout stocker with a pack string of mules in the Cascades, and a wildlife biologist before his writing career. He’s a past president of the Oregon Geographic Names Board, Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and The Flyfisher Foundation.


Scott McArthur, Monmouth author and retired lawyer, worked with Ben Maxwell on the staff of the Salem Capital Journal from 1959 to 1964. McArthur was raised in Tacoma. He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound, University of Oregon, and Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. He practiced law for 40 years, and before that taught in the public schools and at Mt. Angel College, and was a writer for the Capital Journal, Albany Democrat-Herald, Associated Press and United Press International. McArthur is the author of three self-published local history books, one of them a collection of Ben Maxwell's writings.


Thomas McClellan is a recent graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelors Degree in History. He plans on furthering his education in history by pursuing a Masters Degree and then a Doctorate Degree. He specializes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe and Early American History.  


Jessie McClendon is currently a graduate student in public history at Portland State University. Her areas of interest include environmental history, historic preservation and museum studies. She is currently completing her thesis on the history of the Oregon Zoo's Elephant Museum.


Dan McClure is the Director of Library Services at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He holds a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Dan has worked in academic, law, non-profit, public, medical, and museum settings in Oregon, Washington and North Carolina. Dan presented at the Online Northwest conference in 2010 and has written book reviews for ARLIS/NA.


Tiffany A. McCormack has worked as a community editor for Juneau Empire newspaper in Alaska and as a senior editor for a research-based online publication for the past two years.  Presently she is a Ronald E. McNair scholar at Southern Oregon University anticipating graduating with her baccalaureate in English in 2010. She is planning on attending graduate school to pursue her love of research, writing and literature.


Linda McCormick grew up in Eugene, Oregon and today lives in historic Brownsville, Oregon. She has always been interested in history. Her biggest thrill was traveling with the Sesquicentennial commemorative wagon train in 1993 in full costume. Linda volunteers her time in Brownsville and, among other things, is on the Board of Directors for the Linn County Pioneer Association. In 2012 she transcribed the first 35 years of minutes for the Association. 


Theresa McCracken is a naturalist, historian, writer, and cartoonist in Waldport, Oregon. Her first book of non-fiction was Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon’s Love Cult. She first wrote about the Holy Rollers when she was a naturalist for the U.S. Forest Service, which led her to be named Pacific Northwest Region Forest Interpreter of the Year in 1994.


Sean F. McEnroe is an associate professor of history at Southern Oregon University where he studies colonial environments, frontiers, and comparative intellectual history. His first book, From Colony to Nationhood in Mexico, was published by Cambridge in 2012. He is a recipient of fellowships and awards from the Fulbright-Hays Foundation, Earhart Foundation, Quinn Foundation, Rose Tucker Trust, and Oregon Historical Society


Michael McGregor is an essayist, journalist, memoirist, biographer, fiction writer, and professor of nonfiction writing in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Portland State University. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.


Bruce McIntyre Watson is a Vancouver, BC-based historian whose research focuses on both the maritime and land-based fur trade west of the Rocky Mountains. His archival work has been the basis for numerous articles and a variety of talks. Two books arising from this are Leaving Paradise: Indigenous Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest, 1787-1898 (co-authored with Jean Barman), Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2006, and Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858 (3 vols.), Kelowna, BC: Centre for Social, Spatial, and Economic Justice, University of British Columbia, 2010.


Floyd J. McKay, Ph.D., is emeritus professor in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University. He was news analyst for KGW-TV in Portland and a reporter for the Oregon Statesman. He is the author of Reporting the Pacific Northwest and An Editor for Oregon: Charles A. Sprague and the Politics of Change.


Robert Z. Melnick is Professor of Landscape Architecture, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Senior Cultural Resource Specialist at MIG, Inc., in Portland. His scholarly research and professional practice focuses on the identification, evaluation, and protection of significant cultural landscapes. Melnick is the co-editor of the award-winning Preserving Culural Landscapes in America (Johns Hopkins, 2000) and recipient of the James Marston Fitch Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Preservatio Education (2008). His current research, supported by the National Park Service, is on the impact of global climate change on significant cultural landscapes.  


Paul Merchant has been director of the William Stafford Archives for the last fifteen years, and is currently Special Collections Associate at Lewis & Clark College. With Vincent Wixon he coedited two volumes of William Stafford’s prose: Crossing Unmarked Snow (1998) and The Answers Are Inside the Mountains (2003). A native of Wales. he taught for many years at Warwick University before taking up residence in Portland. His fourth collection of poems, Some Business of Affinity, was a finalist at the 2007 Oregon Book Awards. His translations from Yannis Ritsos are Monochords and Twelve Poems about Cavafy


Carol Michael has been a resident of the Boardman community since 1992. She is a retired Associate Professor, OSU Extension Service for Morrow County, and she is the first Executive Director of the Boardman Chamber of Commerce. Her community activities include involvement with the Oregon Heritage Commission; North Morrow Community Foundation; Morrow Co. Historical Society: Morrow Co. Cultural Coalition; Morrow County Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Observations. In 2007, she was a co-recipient of an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for the making of ”Higher Ground," a DVD about the moving of  Boardman  Community to avoid  being flooded by water behind John Day Dam. She requested and administered funding from Morrow County Cultural Coalition to preserve  the 120 page collection of Sam Boardman’s personal correspondence, and to develop a small memorial garden near the graves of Sam and Anna Belle Boardman, in Boardman’s Riverview Cemetery.


David Milholland is co-founder and president of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. Born in 1946 in Greeley, Colorado, Milholland moved to Lakeview in Oregon’s high desert just before kindergarten. The eldest offspring of life-long educators, Milholland thrived for a decade in Lakeview’s brisk, mile-high air. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala before receiving a B.A. in 1971 from Lewis & Clark College. A Portland resident and prize-winning filmmaker, editor, and author, Milholland won the 2004 Stewart Holbrook Award for “significant contributions to Oregon’s literary arts.”


Merle Miller was born in 1930 and raised on a ranch in the Burns area. He graduated in 1951 from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a degree in watchmaking, spent 2 years in the U.S. Air Force, worked 16 years as a watchmaker, and served 22 years with the Oregon State Parks and Recreation. He married Patricia Seely in 1951; the couple have 4 children. He currently resides in La Grande and serves the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) as Membership Chairman and Editor of their newsletter. His hobbies include genealogy, restoring clocks and furniture, hunting, camping, and being with his family.


Geneva Miller is a freelance writer and regular contributor to the Bandon Western World newspaper. She has lived in Bandon for more than a decade.


Kristen Minor studied architecture at Rice University during the early 1980s, a time when history was being reintroduced to architecture. After ten years in New York City as an architect (licensed in NY) and another ten as a City Planner in Portland, Oregon, she now works for Peter Meijer Architect PC as a Preservation Planner and is on the board of Friends of The Columbia River Highway.


Sarah Mirk is a reporter for the Portland Mercury and editor of the ten-issue series of Oregon History Comics, a collaboration with the Dill Pickle Club. 


Nancy Lewis Moller was born in Portland in 1921. She was a Cody Kid, attended Grant High School, and received a history degree at University of Oregon in 1943 and later did graduate work at Portland State. She began a nineteen-year teaching career at age forty-nine. During the war, she worked for the city of Portland under Dorothea Lynch. After the war, she and her Navy Lieutenant husband moved to Hood River to join his parents in the orchard business. She still has three acres of cherries (down from seventy-two). She has three daughters and a son.


Jim Moore teaches political science at Pacific University where he is the director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation. Moore’s political analysis is used by media outlets across the Pacific Northwest. He is writing a biography of Vic Atiyeh.


Wayne P. Morrow (BS 1965, MA -1966 Education, Oregon State University) taught English, journalism, and photography at Grants Pass High School, 1966-2002, where he also coached cross country and track. He organized the 1987 re-run of Redwood Empire Indian Marathon.


Andrew Morse recieved his B.A. in History from Portland State University in 2010 and his M.A. in American and Medieval History from PSU in 2013. His thesis is on 19th century Mormon theology; religion is his research focus. He is a native Oregonian and life-long resident.


Stephen Most is an author, playwright, and documentary filmmaker. Films he scripted include the Emmy-winning Wonders of Nature and the Academy Award nominee Berkeley in the Sixties. He wrote and produced River of Renewal, which won a film festival "best documentary feature" award, and he is the author of River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin (University of Washington Press and OHS Press). Most also wrote the texts and scripts for the permanent exhibit of the Washington State History Museum. His plays include PoeMedicine ShowRaven's SeedWatershedA Free Country, and Forces of Nature.


Jeremy Mouat is a historian living in western Canada, where he is chair of the department of Social Sciences at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus, in Camrose, Alberta. Although originally from British Columbia, his career as a historian began in New Zealand, where he did a BA by correspondence while working as a heavy equipment operator. He later returned to Canada, and in 1988 completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are chiefly in mining history and the history of technology, and he has been interested in Herbert Hoover’s career as a mining engineer.


Joanne B. Mulcahy has taught at the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College for over twenty years. As director of the Oregon Folklife Program (1988-1991), she documented stories and vernacular arts in many Oregon communities. She has published essays in numerous journals and anthologies, including These United States and The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West. Mulcahy is writing a biography of Eva Castellañoz, a Mexicana folk artist and healer from eastern Oregon. She has been privileged to document some of the stories and arts that enliven every Oregon community.


Katy Muldoon has worked as an editor and award-winning staff writer at the Oregonian since 1984.


Richard Mullins graduated from Tufts Mecical School in 1974, and was trained as a General Surgeon from 1974 to 1980. He was appointed the Chief of the Oregon Health & Science University's Trauma Service in 1989, a position he retained until 2008. He is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at OHSU. 


Michael Munk retired after teaching political science for more than twenty-five years, most recently at Rutgers University. He is author of The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past (Ooligan Press, 2007; second edition, 2011).


Sarah Munro has a B.A. from Pitzer College and an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2004, with the Labor Arts Forum, she helped organize a symposium on New Deal art in Oregon. She is the author of Timberline Lodge: The History, Art and Craft of an American Icon, published in 2009, and has curated exhibits celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the New Deal at the Oregon Historical Society and Timberline Lodge. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum in Newberg, Oregon, boyhood home of Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States.


William Murlin is editor of Woody Guthrie, Roll on Columbia, The Columbia River Collection, the only collection of all twenty-six songs Guthrie wrote while working in the Pacific Northwest in May 1941. While employed at the Bonneville Power Administration, he also collected seventeen of the Columbia River songs that Guthrie recorded in Portland and elsewhere (Rounder Records, 1987). Prior to his BPA years, Murlin was a Portland radio and television news broadcaster. He gained his interest in Woody Guthrie as part of a college folk music group, The Wanderers, who celebrate fifty years of continuous performing in September 2009.