Kristin Teigen

Professional Credentials

Master of Education, Portland State University, 2008
Specialty in Educational Methods and Curriculum for Diverse Populations in an Elementary and Post-Secondary Environment
Final Research Project: Becoming a Multicultural Educator

Master of Arts, History, Portland State University, 2008
Specialties in United States Constitutional and American Cultural History
Thesis: Locus of Control: The County Supremacy Movement and a Resilient Rebellion

Personal Statement:

As a professional consultant, instructor and social justice activist, I have a broad array of skills and a tremendous enthusiasm for all aspects of historical work. My areas of expertise include:

Research and writing
Fundraising, including grant writing
Event planning

Areas of Specialization:

• Local and State History • Constitutional History • African American History
•Women’s History • Gay and Lesbian History • Native American History  
• History of the Far Right   • Multicultural Educational Methods
• Post-Secondary Educational Environments

Selected Positions:

In addition to the positions listed below, I have more than 20 years of experience as a fundraising professional. I’ve worked for large, national organizations and local groups, serving them through direct mail, online, event and grant writing development work.

  • Instructor, Portland State University, University Studies Department. Responsible for teaching a 6-credit Capstone course focusing on voting rights, people of color history in Oregon, political activism and fundraising. Fall 2012 to present
  • Editorial assistant, Portland State University, Department of History. Responsible for writing entries, editing and fact-checking for the Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law (2008). Responsible for researching topics related to criminal justice. 2006-2009
  • Research assistant, Portland State University, Department of History. Assisted with graduate level classes and conducted research, including on Native American, local people of color communities, and Constitutional history. 2005 – 2006
  • Rose Tucker Fellow, Oregon Historical Society. Researched issues in public and local history and supported the Society’s affiliate program. 2003 – 2004

Awards and Honors:

  • Oregon Sports Lottery Foundation Scholarship, 2005-06
  • Nominee, Best Graduate Paper, 2005
  • James Madison Fellow for the Study of the Constitution, 2004 (declined for family reasons)
  • Laurel’s Scholarship for Academic Merit, 2003-2006
  • Perfect score on analytical/writing section of the GRE
  • President’s and Dean’s List for Academic Achievement 
  • Anne P. Meyers History Award
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society

Contact:  (971) 998-7237
Excellent references available