University of Portland

Eric Anctil

School of Education, Associate Professor

Eric Anctil



Franz Hall 427

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Eric Anctil, author of Selling Higher Education: Marketing and Advertising America's Colleges and Universities, Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs, and Curriculum Planning: A Contemporary Approach is an Associate Professor of Education at UP where he has taught since 2008. Prior to teaching at the UP, Dr. Anctil was on faculty at Washington State University-Pullman from 2003-2008. A former middle and high school teacher, Dr. Anctil received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree from Portland State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. He began teaching in higher education as an adjunct community college instructor in 1999.

Dr. Anctil’s scholarly work broadly centers on K-20 education and the nexus of media, technology, innovation, and the curriculum. He has written on the role big-time college sports plays within higher education and the impact of social networking on college student identity. His newest interest is studying the implications of mobile technology on student learning and identity development for students and teachers in K-20 education. Dr. Anctil regularly works with and consults elementary schools, high schools, post-secondary institutions, and private and non-profit businesses about issues related to technology in the curriculum, professional development, and building 21st century schools.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Master of Arts, Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon Academic Technology Society
  • The College Sport Research Institute
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • American Educational Research Administration
  • University Council for Educational Administration
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Phi Delta Kappa