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Bill Rivoire

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Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate Faculty
Flavia Hall



MA in English, Portland State University
BA, Dartmouth College

Classes Taught

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
18th Century Literature and Culture
Dante, Milton, Blake: Heaven, Hell and a New Cosmology
Portfolio Investments & Advanced Financial Concepts
Strategic Planning
Entrepreneurial Management


Bill Rivoire has his own consulting practice, working with entrepreneurs and early-stage companies to help them leverage strategic opportunities for growth. He has served as chief executive and chief financial officer of emerging companies, and as an NASD-registered financial operations principal for several New York Stock Exchange and NASD-member firms. He has particular expertise in financial and strategic management, and needs assessment, particularly in start-up organizations.

Bill's primary academic disciplines are English literature of the 18th century and the Romantic Period. He is a believer in the Socratic method of teaching: that is, learning comes from the process of inquiry — why things are (or are not), how they might be, and what are the instruments of change. Bill has taught at Marylhurst since 2000.

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Joanne Oleksiak Premiers Documentary Film

Joanne Oleksiak, B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies alum, co-produced a documentary short film, Joe Cotter's Buckman Community Mural, premiering at McMenamin's Kennedy School on Nov. 8, 2015.

Jackie Barretta Named Interim CIO

Jackie Barretta, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies alum, was named Interim Associate VP/Chief Information Officer at Portland Community College in July 2015.


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