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Faculty Mentors

Corban University Faculty Mentors

We think the faculty at Corban University are pretty exceptional. Here are just a few reasons we believe Corban’s faculty are more than qualified to shape your competence, character, and walk with Christ:


  • Corban faculty have professional experience in their fields. Our ministry professors have spent years in church leadership positions—and indeed, many are active pastors. Our psychology faculty have years of professional counseling experience, and our criminal justice faculty have spent decades in law enforcement and public safety. In addition to full-time faculty, adjuncts are often active in their respective fields. Professors bring years of practical experience to their courses, enriching students’ learning through real-world stories, application, and wisdom.
  • Corban faculty allow students to come alongside and participate in their work. For example, our health science faculty regularly involve undergraduate students in their research. From live-animal research to natural product synthesis, students benefit from hands-on experience working alongside their professors. Under faculty guidance, students publish poetry in national literary journals, co-author papers in peer-reviewed publications, and submit proposals to the National Council on Undergraduate Research annual conference.
  • Corban faculty are globally involved, and they help students be the same. Faculty regularly lead trips overseas, whether for short-term missions, ongoing global partnerships, study abroad, or study tours. English faculty lead trips to Great Britain, ministry faculty lead tours to Israel, and education faculty bring students to Kenya for teacher training and curriculum development. Faculty regularly help cultivate our students’ hearts for global concerns and provide multiple opportunities for students to engage in cross-cultural contexts, whether through the lens of ministry, education, business, or academic study.
  • Corban faculty engage with students on a personal and spiritual level. By the end of your time at Corban, you’ll likely have visited with professors in their homes, eaten meals with them, and talked with them over coffee. You may have tried Gina Ochsner’s traditional borscht recipe, decorated sugar cookies with Dr. Colette Tennant, or eaten a Passover meal with Dr. Greg Trull. Faculty genuinely care about their students’ personal as well as academic success, and many become lifelong friends and mentors.

Learn more about Corban’s faculty. Better yet, stop by their office and get to know them in person!

Q&A WITH INTERIM PRESIDENT DR. TOM CORNMAN

Q&A WITH INTERIM PRESIDENT DR. TOM CORNMAN

Dr. Tom Cornman came to Corban in 2019 after serving in previous roles as Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate School at Moody Bible Institute (2001–2009), Vice President for Academics and Chief Academic Officer at Cedarville University (2009–2015), and Senior…

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Embracing Disruption with Technology and Hope 

Embracing Disruption with Technology and Hope 

Professor of English Dr. Marty Trammell shares how teaching remotely has shaped his interactions with students. But while this new teaching format comes with unique challenges, Dr. Trammell isn’t daunted or discouraged.

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Faculty Sandra Flint Shares what it Takes to be a Criminal Justice Professional

“I’ll bring donuts for the person who can find the word ‘privacy’ in the U.S. Constitution,” says Sandra Flint. Although she’s been teaching part-time at Corban University since 2015, Flint’s upcoming retirement from the FBI has freed her to accept a full-time faculty position this fall in the Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology programs.

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Stepping Into a Kenyan Classroom: Dr. Kristin Dixon Expands Her Student’s Worldview

Stepping Into a Kenyan Classroom: Dr. Kristin Dixon Expands Her Student’s Worldview

This past May, Dr. Kristin Dixon returned from Nairobi, Kenya, along with education faculty Dr. Jennifer Kleiber and Corban education students Mary, Lily, Jessica, and Tenille.
The purpose of the trip had been two-fold: students were given the opportunity to observe and teach alongside national Kenyan teachers, while faculty spent time observing teachers to support and encourage them.

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Faculty Feature: Dr. Christina Cooper Publishes Research in AERA Open

Faculty Feature: Dr. Christina Cooper Publishes Research in AERA Open

How do men and women become interested in STEM fields, and what makes them stay?
Dr. Christina Cooper, Assistant Professor of Biology at Corban University, explored this question and more in research she co-authored with Dr. Adam V. Maltese of Indiana University: “STEM Pathways: Do Men and Women Differ in Why They Enter and Exit?”

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