About Arlene

Arlene Spencer
Arlene Spencer

Arlene is a Staff Writer for Global Maritime History: a professional publication founded in 2013 by Oxford University Bodleian Library Manager, Naval Historian, and Art Historian, Dr. Justin Reay with Dr. Samuel McLean, graduate of the Department of War Studies, King’s College of London, and professional mariner who is also a Councillor in the Canadian Nautical Research Society.

From 2020 to 2021 Arlene was a regular contributor to the Grand Coulee (Washington State) history publication, Them Dam Writers. Them Dam Writers was launched in 1985 to ensure that Grand Coulee’s important history continue to be discovered.

Arlene has researched and written about non-fiction history, full time, since 2010.

In 1992 Arlene earned her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and minored in Environmental Science at Central Washington University. In 1998, she returned to CWU, and completed the two years of the Resource Management Masters of Science program coursework in Cultural Resource Management, focused on Historic Preservation. Today, not having an advanced degree, Arlene is ‘hashtag AltAc’, being an independent professional historical non-fiction researcher and writer.