Dr. Brian Kauffman

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology


B.A. Management and Communications –Corban University

Ed.M. Adult Education – Oregon State University

Ph.D. Educational Leadership – Oregon State University

Dr. Kauffman is a public safety training and teaching expert, and national consultant. His 30 years of experience include serving in a variety of positions including executive director of a national training and technical assistance institute, patrol supervisor, tactical entry team member, police and corrections training expert, and Lieutenant and Captain with Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Brian has trained thousands of public safety and community representatives across the nation in police and homeland security topics, and continues to serve as a national consultant, providing assistance to public safety agencies.

Dr. Kauffman’s teaching responsibilities focus on his areas of expertise, including corrections, homeland security, public safety leadership, and community policing and public safety relations. Before joining the Corban team as a full-time professor, he taught for two years as an adjunct professor in the criminal justice division.

Brian married Janette in 1985, and they have six children, Kristen, Kyle, Kaleb, Kristian, Kaylee-Anna, and Kelsie-Lynn. He enjoys spending time with his family, and restoring old cars and radios.

“I feel very blessed and grateful for this new chapter in my life. I had been praying for increased opportunities to advance and share Christ’s word. I am constantly reminded of 2 Corinthians 5:15 that says ‘Christ died for all so that those who live would not continue to live for themselves. He died for them and was raised from the dead so that they would live for him.’ I want to live for Him.”