Erich Stiefvater

Erich Stiefvater is passionate about connecting people and organizations to the information and tools they need to be successful. As a senior program advisor at Education Northwest, he leads the design and development of in-person and virtual adult learning and applied research products and services for education, nonprofit and government clients.

He excels at making abstract concepts and large quantities of information accessible and actionable for diverse audiences, with particular strengths in writing, curriculum design and project coordination. He has specialized expertise in distance learning, consulting, nonprofit management and higher education policy.

His accomplishments include managing a national curriculum and designing numerous online tutorials, web conferences and in-person training sessions for staff and members of national service programs; managing communications for an 8,000-member civic organization in Portland, Oregon; and writing, editing or contributing to over 50 blog posts, issue briefs, long-form articles, and case studies disseminating best practices for grantees of federal and state grant programs.

He worked previously as a recruiter, technical trainer and education consultant and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Portland and a master’s degree in technology in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

He enjoys exploring the cultural and culinary offerings of the Pacific Northwest and volunteering for school and community groups in his Northeast Portland neighborhood.

It’s a privilege to work for an organization dedicated to making sure children, adults, and communities are equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed.

Senior Advisor, Training & Technical

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Blog Posts

Using Project-Based Blended Learning to Engage Career and Technical Education Students


April 17th, 2018

When it comes to CTE, what teaching models make a difference? Our bloggers make a case for combining project-based and blended learning models into a powerful CTE teaching approach.