Instructor Anthony Ogilvie | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Anthony's Background

Anthony Ogilvie has a BA in Political Science and K - 12 Teaching Certificate from the University of Washington, a MA in Education Administration from Seattle University, and a Ed.D in Educational Leaderships, also from Seattle University. He has been involved in education since 1970, both as a teacher and in administrative roles.

From 1990 - 2012, he served as the Executive Dean of Professional and Continuing Education at Seattle Central College, and has been teaching classes in grant writing since 2010. He works in the community providing grant writing services through his firm, ABOA Organizational Development Services.

Anthony is an active member of the Seattle community, and currently serves on the following committees and boards:

  • Advisory Board for the City of Seattle’s People’s Academy for Community Engagement
  • King County Government’s Board of Appeals and Equalization
  • Highline Medical Center’s Vulnerable Populations Program
  • Filipino Chamber of Commerce
  • Filipino Community of Seattle Facilities Renovation, Housing Development

In addition to his teaching and grant writing work, Anthony is a consultant and speaker on the topics of distance learning, education strategies, and American business practices for audiences in Japan, China, Philippines, Russia, Republic of Georgia, Brazil, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Anthony's Teaching Style & Approach

How do you present material to students?

I present set of objectives for each specific class, review information that is related to the objectives using a PowerPoint presentation, solicit questions/discussion from the students, then ask students to prepare sections of their required real or hypothetical Request for Funds project.

Students must also read a chapter from a required Student Manual and answer questions related to those chapters.

How you interact and work with students?

At each session I ask the students for input on presented information, solicit questions and attempt to generate discussions.

Every week students must prepare a section of their Request for Funds project assignment and submit to me for my review and editing.

I hand back the edited document to the students so they can ask questions for clarification.

The last 15-20 minutes of each class I work with students on a one-on-one basis helping them prepare their Request for Funds assignment.

What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?

Both students and I prefer and conduct lots of interaction. 

Anthony's Testimonials

The instructor is very knowledgeable in this field and shared personal experience which was very helpful.


I enjoyed the opportunity to get more one on one interaction with the instructor to increase my understanding. -- Erin O'Brien