Timothy Bergquist, PhD

Tim Bergquist retired as Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis at Northwest Christian University in May 2015 after 19 years of full-time teaching.  He served 20 years in the US Air Force, retiring as a Major in 1991.  He then completed a PhD at the University of Oregon in 1996. His academic background also includes a BS in Mathematics (University of Portland, 1971), a BA in History (Northwest Christian University, 2015), a MS in Statistics (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1973), a MBA (Santa Clara University, 1975), and a MS in Operations Research (Oregon State University, 1985).  He is a member of two (was six) professional organizations, four philatelic organizations, the co-author of one statistics textbook, and the author or co-author of over 20 articles and 50 conference papers.  He is also a Professionally Accredited Statistician (PStat).  He received the President's Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership in 2013 and the Clio Award in History in 2015.

Author's Entries

  • Bushnell University

    Bushnell University was founded in Eugene in 1895 by Eugene C. Sanderson, a preacher and educator in the Christian Church. He served as its first president from 1895 to 1929. The school has been known by a number of names, including Eugene Divinity School (1895-1908), Eugene Bible University (1908-1930), …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Eugene C. Sanderson (1859-1940)

    Eugene Claremont Sanderson was a Christian minister and educator who founded Eugene Divinity School (now Bushnell University), where he was president for thirty-four years. He also was a founder of Pacific Christian Hospital (present-day Sacred Heart Medical Center) in Eugene and four Christian colleges in other states. Sanderson was passionate …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Hugh Daniel Burns (1807–1870)

    Hugh Daniel Burns was an early immigrant to the Oregon Country who was involved in the politics of the region for many years, including as a participant in the May 1843 Champoeg meeting. A settler in the West Linn area, he was a mail carrier for the Provisional Government, traveling …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • James Bushnell (1826–1912)

    James Addison Bushnell was a Junction City businessman and an active member of the Christian Church. He worked with Eugene C. Sanderson to found the Eugene Divinity School (EDS) in 1895 and served as president of the Board of Trustees from 1895 until his death in 1912. The name of …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • St. Paul

    St. Paul was one of the first white settlements in Oregon, established in about 1829 by French Canadian trappers who were former employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The town was named after the local Roman Catholic church, which was dedicated in 1839 and reconstructed in 1846 with bricks made on-site. …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • St. Paul Rodeo

    On July 4, 1936, the Willamette Valley town of St. Paul held its first rodeo. Lasting four days each year in early July, the rodeo includes a parade, a western art show, and a barbeque cook-off. It is St. Paul’s main tourist attraction and the biggest rodeo held in the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • St. Paul Roman Catholic Church

    The St. Paul Roman Catholic Church was established in the mid-Willamette Valley in 1836, the first Catholic church in the Oregon Country and the headquarters for the Catholic Church in Oregon. The first Catholic Mass in Oregon Country south of the Columbia River was celebrated in the small log church …

    Oregon Encyclopedia