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Dr. Linda Keller

Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Western Oregon University Professor Emeritus



  • B.A. Education – Michigan State University
  • M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling – Michigan State University
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education – Oregon State University


Dr. Keller has played a key role in the success of Corban’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program through her teaching and her work in obtaining Corban’s CACREP accreditation. She serves as the department chair for the CMHC as well as the CACREP liaison. Prior to beginning work at Corban in 2013, Dr. Keller served at Western Oregon University as rehabilitation counseling faculty (21 years) and the Director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education graduate program (15 years). From 1996-2010, she served as trained site evaluator for CORE, a national agency that grants accreditation to qualifying RCE programs offering a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. In the later part of her employment at WOU, she was appointed as the chair of the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. Additionally, Dr. Keller worked with Department of Education in Washington DC, as an OSERS/RSA Grant Project Director (1996-2011).

Dr. Keller brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mental health counseling field. Her practical counseling experience includes working as a counseling psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs (5 years), private rehabilitation counseling (7 years), and consulting/counseling as a transition specialist for adolescents and young adults with disabilities (3 years).

Dr. Keller has served in various advocacy and service roles, including two appointments by the Governor of Oregon: on the Oregon Licensing Board for Counselors and Therapists (2001-2007), and on the State Rehabilitation Counseling council (1997-2004 and 2009-2013). From 2009–2012, she served on the Marion County Therapeutic Drug Court team (Salem, Oregon) and subsequently facilitated 20 WorkStrides workshops throughout Oregon for clients experiencing both physical and mental disabilities. She was a hired consultant to provide training for counselors in both Oregon and Washington states on effective strategies in serving clients who have criminal histories.


Linda has been married to her husband, Steve, since 1980, and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. Her summer hobby is caring for a 600-square-foot garden (vegetables, fruit, and lots of flowers) alongside her husband and grandchildren, who share the delicious vegetables and fruits from God above. She also enjoys walking in the woods, visiting the Pacific coast, delving into creative art projects, quilting, and even a bit of fly fishing.

Why Corban

“From my first visit to the campus, I have felt Christ’s presence. It truly is a place where His light shines brightly. Corban’s incredible outreach programs and services for the underserved and marginalized are what I love being a part of. I consider it an honor and a privilege to join the mental health counseling team.”