Charlie Presti

Charlie Presti received his M.A. in History from the University of Montana-Missoula and teaches history classes at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College. Over the last decade, Charlie developed a robust Community-Based Learning Program for his Oregon History students and established partnerships with a number of historical and cultural organizations in the Portland Metro area, including the Oregon Encyclopedia.  These projects offer unique opportunities for students to meet course objectives while engaging with the community, thereby bridging the past with the present in a way that has meaningful implications and real-world dimensions.