Vincent Schreck, Ed.D.
     Senior Instructional Designer

     Phone: 503-725-9117
     Fax: 503-725-3476

Instruction and Research Services (IRS)
Post Office Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207

1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201



Welcome and Introduction

Hello! Thank you for reviewing my website. The following information is a summary of my experience in higher education from my Master's and Doctoral work, to Residence Life, to Graduate Assistantships, to Student Services and Instructional Design work.   After your review, I hope that one point is clearly evident - I possess a variety of educational experiences which fuse my personal approach with people to my knowledge of instructional technology and teaching.

Instructional Design/Distance Learning experience includes:

  • Creating and maintaining online Integrated Learning Modules
  • Experience with "Open Source" learning management implementations.
  • Working with a variety of instructors from various academic disciplines to improve online learning.
  • WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, and Angel expertise including server and course setup, technical assistance and instructional design.
  • Working knowledge of Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and general website design.
  • Applying Cold Fusion (database driven) applications within online courses.
  • Qualitative and quantitative research concerning online student satisfaction and retention.
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga instructor through Yogapada Yoga School.


Ed.D. Educational Leadership - 11/2004
Portland State University, Graduate School of Education (1999 - 2004).
Specialization: Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education (PACE)
Cognate: Instructional Design/Instructional Technology
Doctoral Advisor: Dr. Mary Kinnick

Qualifying Exam Paper: The Emergence of Distributed Education: How Four Generations of Distance Learning Have Transformed Learning, Organizational Development, Policy and Research in Postsecondary Institutions

Dissertation: Successful Online Course Retention at Marylhurst university: Constructing a Model for Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory

MA in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE), Michigan State University, 5/1994

Specializations: Adult and Continuing Education/Student Development
Advisor: Dr. Lou Heckuis

BS Major: Social Science, Minor: Elementary Reading, Aquinas College, 5/1992
Certification: Certified elementary school teacher in the state of Michigan (1992-current)




Research Skills:

  • Creating online surveys and questionaires using Web Surveyor.
  • SPSS applications and statistical analysis of data.
  • Online survey/research techniques utilizing Macromedia's "Cold Fusion" software package.
  • Marylhurst University's online course evaluation research - student satisfaction.
  • Qualitative research skills in grounded theory, ethnography and case study. Analysis and Collection using N.U.D.I.S.T.
  • Research with Portland State University's Post Secondary, Adult and Continuing Education program to determine why students were not taking as much credit since the switch from 3 credit courses to 4 credit courses.
Professional Experience:
  • Assistant Director for Online Learning Services: 8/2002-present
    Web-based Learning, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.
    Primary responsibilities: Evaluate and design online services that best meet the needs of our online learning community.
  • Instructional Design Specialist: 9/2000-8/2002
    Web-based Learning, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.
    Primary responsibilities: Work closely with faculty to design, implement and evaluate online courses and programs. Build and maintain Web-based Learning's website.
  • Instructional/Project Designer: 2000-present
    PT3 Federal Grant through Portland Community College and Portland State University, Portland, OR.
    Primary responsibilities: Create "Online, Faculty-Training Modules" (best viewed in I.E.) to be used as a training tool for distance learning faculty at Portland Community College and Portland State University.
  • Webmaster: 2000-present
    EPFA Department, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
    Primary responsibilities: Work with EPFA Department to redesign and maintain current website.
  • Graduate Assistant: 8/1999 - 5/2000
    Dr. Mary Kinnick, (Curriculum Vitae) EPFA Department, Graduate School of Education, PSU, Portland, OR.
    Primary responsibilities: Program research, student recruitment and web design.
  • Coordinator of Student Services/Distance Learning: 9/1996 - 9/1999
    Pueblo Community College, SW Center, Cortez, CO.
    Primary responsibilities: Manage all student services including financial aid, academic advising, registration, dual-credit programs, distance learning (telecourses), transfer issues, testing and degree planning.
  • Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher: 5/1996 - 8/1996
    Durango Early Learning Center, Durango, CO.
    Primary responsibilities: Work with other teachers to provide developmentally appropriate activities during a summer education program.
  • Assistant Hall Director: 8/92 - 6/94
    Residence Life Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
    Primary responsibilities: Provide supervision to a staff of eight Residential Advisors (RA's) making sure they are providing developmental programming and maintaining a livable environment for all students.


Renery, Lisa. (2001) Web Impact: Integration, Collaboration and Innovation at Marylhurst University, Portland Oregon. WebCT Online Journal.

Goldberg, Murray. (2001) Institutional Templating Benefiting the Student, Faculty and School. WebCT Newsletter. September, 2001. []

Schreck, Vince. (2004) Successful Online Course Retention at Marylhurst University: Constructing a Model for Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory.

Presentations and Workshops:
  • Online Course Retention - Presentation at Mt. Hood Community College Faculty Symposium, October 2005.
  • Highlighting Practical Tips to Improve Online Course Retention, Featured Presentation, Annual User's Conference, WebCT, Orlando, FL, 2004.
  • Marylhurst University: 91% Online Course Retention - How the University has Maintained Over a 7-year Period, Paper Presentation, Annual User's Conference, WebCT, 2003.
  • Online, Faculty-Training Modules (OFTMs): Linking Technological Teaching Tools to Appropriate Pedagogical Methods and Learning Theory. Presented at the Advancing Cultural Education (ACES)/Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) meeting 1/20/00, Portland State University.
  • Dreamweaver Applications in WebCT: How to Integrate HTML Pages Into Your WebCT Course. Presented at the WebCT Institute, 10/2000, Marylhurst, University.
  • Creating a Student-Centered, Online Learning Environment: The Guide on the Side Paradigm. Presented at the WebCT Institute, 12/2000, Marylhurst University.
  • Aesthetics and Your WebCT Course: How to Manipulate WebCT's Homepage to Give Your Course a Better Look. Presented via a synchronous, online workshop utilizing "WebEx" technology 1/18/01, Marylhurst University.

Work Highlights: