Continuing, Online, and Professional Education
About Us
  • We are dedicated to transforming Seattle University into the premier institute of higher education dedicated to new ways of learning, thinking, and reflecting about University education.

  • Rick Fehrenbacher

    Rick Fehrenbacher

    Director
    Prior to joining Seattle University as its first Director of Continuing, Online, and Professional Education in October of 2012, Dr. Rick Fehrenbacher was employed at the University of Idaho where he was Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies; he became UI’s Director of Distance and Extended Education in 2010. Dr. Fehrenbacher received his Ph.D. from Duke University, M.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi.
    Jayme Jacobson

    Jayme Jacobson

    Instructional Designer
    Jayme Jacobson is an instructional designer with twelve years of experience. She has a background in program assessment and ePortfolios from Washington State University. Most recently she designed and facilitated the Online Course Development Program at the University of Idaho. Jayme’s own ePortoflio can be found here.
    Jane Snare

    Jane Snare

    Instructional Designer
    Jane Snare has worked with college faculty in developing online educational materials since 1999. Before joining Seattle University, she was the Coordinator of Instructional Development at Clarkson College where she collaboratively developed undergraduate, graduate, and professional development courses in the health sciences for face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery. She also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the health care administration program. Jane has earned a Post-Master’s certificate in Educational Technology and eLearning from Northcentral University, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.
    Erin Riesland

    Erin Riesland

    Instructional Designer
    Before joining the Seattle University team in spring of 2013, Erin was working on IWitness at the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation, followed by a brief stint at McGraw-Hill’s Center for Digital Innovation. Her creative interests lie at the intersection of digital design, visual media, and educational research with a desire to reach underserved populations. Prior to working in academia, Erin ran a technology center for girls in the West African country of Mauritania. Erin earned her B.A. and M.Ed. (Education Technology, Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Washington, and her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Cornish College of the Arts.