Gloria Doherty

Gloria Doherty, MDiv

Director of Digital Learning

Newberg and Portland


Office: Portland Center Library


I love my job.

I am one of the lucky individuals who navigates through the innovative unfolding of digital learning. My career started in educational analog broadcast video production and now I find myself exploring virtual worlds. 

My focus started on how we can make theological education available to as many people as possible. Today I can say that our focus is on how we can make education available to EVERYONE. We support learners in their lifelong pursuit of personal and professional growth.

But here’s the most important part: This phenomenon is enabling us to develop authentic learning communities that are personal and transformational. This is why I’m so passionate about virtual learning spaces and global learning communities. We have the ability to engage each other in extended conversation that transforms knowledge into purpose and action. I love the ethos of the Portland Seminary learning community that says, “Your world is our classroom.”

Academic Background

MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; BA, Mass Communications, Minnesota State University

Expertise and Experience

Educational technology consultant
Instructional designer and developer with a focus on pedagogical methods for online education and communities
Media producer
Director of Media Services, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1987-1995
President and Executive Director, The Fisher’s Net, 1995-2006