Corban University

Corban University, founded in 1935, is located in Salem, Oregon. Sheldon C. Nord currently serves as the president.

Mission: Corban is a gospel-driven community of scholars and leaders who seek to bring a biblical perspective to all areas of study and practice. We offer deep scriptural rooting to students while training them for any of a wide variety of professions—from education to business and from counseling to political science. We believe the best way to make a difference in the world is to send biblically and theologically grounded graduates into a wide variety of fields.

SSA Liaisons: 

Gary DericksonGary Derickson has served for 25 years as a professor of Bible and Greek at Corban University and is currently the Department Chair for Bible and Theology in Corban’s School of Ministry. He first attended Texas A&M University where he majored in Horticulture (B.S. and M.S.). After serving as a transportation officer in the U.S. Army, he next attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a Th.M. and Ph.D. in Bible Exposition, specializing in hermeneutics. He wrote the notes on 1-3 John in the Nelson Study Bible and The Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary, has coauthored The Disciplemaker with Dr. Earl Radmacher, “First Peter” in The Grace New Testament Commentary, “Incarnational Explanation for Jesus’ Subjection in the Eschaton” in Looking into the Future: Evangelical Studies in Eschatology (ETS Studies Series). and published 1-3 John in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series by Lexham Press (FaithLife/Logos). He has recently completed a Biblical Theology of the Johannine Epistles for Lexham Press and a novel for Lampion Press.

John Scott HeadshotJohn Scott is an Assistant Professor of History at Corban University.  He holds an M.A. in History and Government from the University of Portland. In addition to history courses, Scott teaches Birds and Botany of Western Oregon.  He serves on the board of directors of Willamette Heritage Center. The Center holdings include an early 20th century woolen mill, archival materials, and pioneer homes dating back to the 1840s.  John is married to SuEllen, an Administrative Assistant for the Secretary of the Oregon State Senate.