Our Research Team:

Dr. Larry Cebula, Managing Director

Dr. Larry Cebula is a public historian. He is a Professor of History at Eastern Washington University and the Assistant Digital Archivist at the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives. His publications include Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power (Nebraska, 2003) and Nearby History, Exploring the Past Around You 4th ed. (Rowan and Littlefield, 2020). He is the editor of SpokaneHistorical.org, a website and smartphone app for regional history. Cebula’s doctorate is from the College of William and Mary, where he is the only PhD candidate to have mastered the Kobayashi-Maru scenario.

Dr. Tara Kelly, Project Director

Tara Kelly is trained as a Sociocultural Anthropologist. While a proud native Washingtonian (BA, Anthropology U. WA), she also had the opportunity to earn her doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her academic research focused on ethnomedicine and ethnobotany in West Africa (Cameroon). In addition to multiple years of international fieldwork research, Tara has conducted applied research for Seattle and Spokane based nonprofits and consulting firms specializing in equitable and accessible healthcare for diverse and vulnerable communities.

Logan Camporeale, Senior Consultant

Logan Camporeale is a Historic Preservation Specialist with the city of Spokane’s Historic Preservation Office. He graduated with an MA in History from Eastern Washington University, where he also completed a two-year graduate assistantship at the Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives. Logan previously served as a Historian and Volunteer Coordinator for the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Logan spearheaded this important research and project on segregated housing policies in mid-century Spokane.

Colton Schons, Research Associate

Colton Schons is an award-winning freshman History major at the University of Washington from Spokane, WA. He has research interests in historiography and philosophy of history, 19th century European and American social and environmental history, and Jewish studies.

Zachary Welsh, Research Associate

Zachary is a senior History major at Eastern Washington University. His historical interests center on ancient scientific innovations and technologies. Additionally, Zach is an avid collector of rare 19th century scientific and linguistic books. Zach is considering an MA in History and a career as an archivist.

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