The Authors of the Oregon Encyclopedia
Jeronima "Jeri" Echeverria joined the Department of History at California State University, Fresno, in 1988 after completing her doctorate at the University of North Texas. She served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in Fresno and later as the California State University's Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She authored Home Away from Home: A History of Basque Boarding Houses, Home Off the Range: Basque Hotels in America, and co-edited Portraits of Basques in the American West. She has published several articles on Basque settlement in the American West and is an invited speaker on Basque-American topics.
George P. Edmonston Jr. holds degrees in history from Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1986, George served as editor of Oregon State University's alumni magazine, Oregon Stater, for 20 years. Now retired, George enjoys his current role as the magazine's history and traditions editor. In 2003, he co-authored the book, Tales from Oregon State Sports. His feature stories on Oregon and OSU history have appeared in The Oregonian, the Salem Statesman-Journal, the Albany Democrat-Herald, the Corvallis Gazette-Times and The Newberg Graphic. From 2007-2009 he was a member of the board of trustees of the Benton County Historical Society.
Charles Edson has lived in Klamath Falls since 1991 and is the retired director of Klamath County Community Corrections. He became interested in Maud Baldwin, a prolific photographer of the region at the turn of the nineteenth century, which led him to the Klamath County Museum, Maud's socially active and political father, George Baldwin, and the historical landmark, the Baldwin Hotel, which Baldwin built in 1907.
G. Thomas Edwards received a B. A. at Willamette University and M.A. and Ph.D degrees at the University of Oregon. From 1964 to 1998 he taught American history classes, especially the Civil War and Pacific Northwest History, at Whitman College. The Washington State History Society awarded him the Robert Gray Medal. He co-edited Experiences in a Promised Land, and wrote Sowing Good Seeds: the Northwest Suffrage Campaigns of Susan B. Anthony, The Triumph of Tradition: the Emergence of Whitman College, 1859-1924, for which he received a Governor’s Writing Award, and Tradition in a Turbulent Age: Whitman College 1925-1975.
Patricia Edwards is publisher and editor of The Lorane Historian and researcher and author of Sawdust and Cider: A History of Lorane, Oregon and the Siuslaw Valley. She is a freelance author and lives in Lorane, Oregon.
Kerry Eggers has been writing sports professionally since he arrived in Portland in 1975. The Corvallis native and Oregon State graduate worked for the Oregon Journal from 1975 to 1982, the Oregonian from 1982 to 2000, and has been with the Portland Tribune since 2001. A four-time Oregon Sports Writer of the Year, he has written four books, including Wherever You May Be: The Bill Schonely Story, and Clyde the Glide: The Clyde Drexler Story. He is a former president of the U.S. Track and Field Writers of America.
Ellen Eisenberg holds the Dwight and Margaret Lear chair in American History at Willamette University, where she has taught since 1990. She is the author of Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920, The First to Cry Down Injustice: Western Jews and Japanese Removal during WWII (a 2008 National Jewish Book Award finalist), and Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge, coauthored with Ava F. Kahn and William Toll. Her latest work is a two-volume history of the Jewish community in Oregon, Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians 1849-1950 (2015) and The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950-2010 (2016).
Joan Yasui Emerson is a Sansei (third generation) Japanese-American. She is the granddaughter of Masuo and Shidzuyo Yasui, early twentieth-century settlers in the Hood River Valley. Emerson holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and a Master's degree from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. She has resided in Berkeley, California, for 30 years.
Richard H. Engeman is an archivist and historian with degrees from Reed College, the University of Oregon, and the University of Washington. His publications include the online history of Oregon's built environment, Wooden Beams and Railroad Ties (2005), The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious and the Arcane (2009) and Eating it Up in Eden: the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Cookbook (2009). Engeman is a member of the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission and serves on the board of Northwest History Network. He is the principal of Oregon Rediviva LLC, which does historical research and consulting.
Doug Erickson is the College Archivist and head of Special Collections at Lewis & Clark College, where he has been for 18 years. He is co-author of William Stafford: an exhibit catalog and bibliography (2000), The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, A Bibliography and Essays (2003), and editor of Jefferson's Western Explorations: discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and William Dunbar (2004).
Jon M. Erlandson is an archaeologist, professor of anthropology, and executive director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. He has directed the museum since 2005 and still maintains an active research program related to the deep history of maritime societies around the world. His fieldwork is currently focused along the Oregon Coast, California's Channel Islands, and Iceland.
Amy Essington is a doctoral candidate in American History at Claremont Graduate University and a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach. She will complete her dissertation, “Segregation, Race, and Baseball: The Integration of the Pacific Coast League, 1948-1952,” in Spring 2010. Amy has published an article on integration in the Pacific Coast League in the Journal of the West (Fall 2008) and an article on Effa Manley in Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (2001). She worked as an intern at National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, in Cooperstown, New York, in the summer of 1999.
Richard Etulain received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1966 with a dissertation on the Oregon historical novelist Ernest Haycox. More recently, he has researched and written about several Oregon figures, particularly literary, cultural, and political men and women. Of his more than fifty authored or edited books, most focus on western or northwestern subjects, especially cultural, religious, and political history. He has also authored books on Abraham Lincoln and the West and edited books dealing with the Basques of the Pacific Northwest.
Sarah Evans is a writer in the Office of Marketing Communications at Willamette University. She previously was an education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, and also does freelance writing. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas State University and is working on an MFA in writing with a focus on nonfiction from Pacific University.