David G Lewis Resume

[One page CV]

David G. Lewis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, OSU

1118 Lancaster Dr. NE PMB #343, Salem, Oregon 97301
lewisd at oregonstate.edu, dgl.coyotez at gmail.com

Member: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Academic Credentials

PhD 2009, University of Oregon, Eugene OR, Anthropology

MA 2001, University of Oregon, Eugene OR, Anthropology

BA 1997, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Humanities,                                               Minors: Anthropology, International Studies


I am a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, a descendant of the Santiam, Chinook, Molalla, and Takelma Peoples of Western Oregon, and a former Cultural Manager of the tribe who planned and designed the tribal museum.

A recognized researcher, scholar, educator, and writer of original histories of the peoples of Oregon and California, with an extensive record of collaborative projects with regional scholars, tribes, local governments, and communities for over 20 years.


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) 2021-present, OSU Anthropology & Ethnic Studies

Adjunct Professor: 2003-2021- over 33 appointments

Oregon State University: 2018 – Present, full-time Faculty in Anthropology and Ethnic Studies (Native Studies).

University of Oregon: 2006-2017, Numerous appointments in Anthropology.

Portland State University: 2011, 2018, two appointments in Anthropology

Willamette University: 2009, 2016, two appointments in Anthropology.

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon – 2006-2014, Department Manager, Tribal Historian, Tribal Museum Exhibit Curator, Cultural Resources Department


Ethnohistorical Consultant & Educational Presenter, 2006-present, presentations on regional Native history and culture in the North West Coast. 200+ presentations, 2006-present, for Tribes, Universities, Government organizations, Historical societies, Private organizations.

Tribal Ethnohistory Research (ongoing): Northwest Coast, California, Oregon, ethnohistory of tribes.

Publishing: books and essays in the process- Tribal Stories of the Willamette Valley; Kalapuyans of Western Oregon (co-edited, OSU Press); Stories of Termination in Western Oregon (OSU Press); White Supremacy on the Southern Oregon Coast (OHQ 2019), and numerous historical articles, 390+ published on blog ndnhistoryresearch.com.

Boards, Committees, Commissions

Oregon Encyclopedia Advisory Board 2005-present; University of Oregon Digital Newspaper Advisory Committee 2019-Present, OSU NASA Advisory Committee 2019-Present, Oregon Heritage Commission: 2009-2017: Chair 2016-2017.

The Quartux Journal