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Alan Scharn

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

A.A. Law Enforcement
B.S. Corban University
M.B.A. George Fox University

Professional: Professor Scharn has 30 years of service in public safety, law enforcement and executive management training, and holds an executive police certification as well as being certified by the Oregon Executive Development Institute. His career includes 17 years with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Oregon); six years as Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training; and seven years in various administrative/leadership roles with the Oregon Department of Corrections

Professor Scharn has also served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Executive Development Institute, a non-profit, in various capacities for the past 14 years and is its current Executive Director. 

Scharn started at Corban University in 2009 as an adjunct instructor in the Business & Leadership Program. In the fall of 2011, Professor Scharn came on board full-time as an associate professor of criminal justice and continues to teach courses in the MBA Program.  

Personal: Alan has been married to Kathy for 33 years and has two children, Greg and Sara, a son-in-law, Eric, daughter-in-law, Trish, and four grandchildren. He enjoys camping and riding quads and makes an annual pilgrimage to Alaska to fish for Sockeye salmon on the Kenai River.

Why Corban: “I‘ve developed a passion for criminal justice and business training and education and feel blessed to have an opportunity to use my passion and skills at Corban University to help educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.”