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Corban University

Dr. Michael Patterson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Social Sciences

503-375-7192

mpatterson@corban.edu

Education

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

Professional

Dr. Mike Patterson currently teaches in the Social Sciences Department. 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.”

Personal

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.”

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