Dr. Michael Patterson

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Dr. Michael Patterson

Dean, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology




  • B.S. Corban University
  • M.A. Liberty University
  • Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary


Dr. Mike Patterson currently teaches in the School of Social Sciences. Dr. Patterson is a national certified counselor, board certified professional Christian counselor, licensed mental health counselor (Washington), and licensed minister of the gospel. His counseling interests focus on marriage and family, men’s issues, personality disorders, and the integration of psychology and theology, which inspired his doctoral dissertation on “The Proverbial Fool: A Biblical Perspective on the Disordered Personality.”


In his free time, Dr. Patterson enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and camping with his wife Kathy, as well as working on his classic 1967 Mustang—which, incidentally, was his first car. Recently, he’s been learning how to cook on a pellet smoker (similar to a traeger).

Why Corban

Dr. Patterson has a long history with Corban: his father served on the Board of Trustees, he met Kathy here, he’s served on the Board, two of his children attended, and he hopes his grandchildren will, too, “all because we believe in the mission and vision of the University.”