Harley & Mrs. Schreck (197?-7?)
Dr. Harley Schreck
passions for understanding urban life, an enhanced quality of life for the elderly, and social and cultural justice to Bethel University
He comes to Bethel after working with World Vision as a Senior Researcher, where he helped support World Vision's work around the world through applied research and training of World Vision staff.
has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Micronesia, Ecuador, and the cities of Seattle
In this work Dr. Schreck
has focused on understanding the formation of community in urban areas, advocating for the elderly, and helping the church be a more powerful force in its quest for positive change in today's world.
teaches a broad array of courses, including courses focused on urban life, modern American culture, the cultures of the Pacific, missions, methods, and gerontology.
has developed and led a January course to Amsterdam over 8 times since 1990.
He has taken a central role in the development of the Frogtown Neighborhood Urban, an intentional Christian learning community in an urban neighborhood in St. Paul.
He also is the Program Director for the Masters of Arts in Gerontology Program at Bethel University.
In 2000, Harley
received the Bethel College
Faculty Excellence in Service Award.
current research and writing interests include ethnographic research on community change and the needs of the elderly in Northeast Minneapolis.
is married with two adult children and one aging dog.