Erich Stiefvater

(he, him, his)

Training & Technical

Erich’s passion is connecting people and organizations to the information and tools they need to be successful. He excels at making abstract concepts and large quantities of information accessible and actionable for diverse audiences. His work is focused on helping mission-driven organizations to deliver value and impact through the effective design and implementation of outcomes-oriented professional learning and technical assistance materials and services.

Erich has been working to build capacity in nonprofit organizations and government agencies since serving as a VISTA member with a homeless advocacy agency in Boston after college. Since that time, he has developed expertise in adult learning, instructional design, and technology in education. In addition to his professional work on behalf of federal, state, and Tribal agencies; higher education institutions; and nonprofit organizations, he has also served his local community as both a member and leader of small, civic-engagement and education-oriented volunteer organizations in Portland.


  • Ed.M., Technology in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • B.A., Communication Studies, University of Portland

At family get togethers, you can find me...

Trying to keep our two cats from getting into the food

Is cereal soup? Why?

Only if it contains boiled meat, fish, or vegetables.

If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would bring...

A portable device loaded with all episodes of my favorite podcasts.

Erich Stiefvater

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional learning
  • Technical assistance
  • Project coordination
  • Instructional design

Blog Posts
Case Briefs & Publications

Supporting Tribal College Student Success with Data

Education Northwest partnered with Stone Child College to help them better understand the educational and career outcomes its students, many of whom are members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, experienced after they left the school.