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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: 30 years of service in public safety and law enforcement, specialized law enforcement and executive management training, executive police certification, certified by the Oregon Executive Development Institute

Background: He started at Corban University in fall 2011 as an associate professor of criminal justice. His career includes 17 years with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Oregon), six years with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and seven years with the Oregon Department of Corrections

Affiliations: He is President of the Oregon Executive Development Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing executive leadership training and resources to Oregon’s public safety professionals and executives from other organizations with a nexus to public safety. He also serves on the Sustainer Circle Committee with the Marion/Polk Food Share.

Family: He has been married to Kathy for 29 years and has two children; Greg and Sara; a son-in-law, Eric and one granddaughter.

Interests: He enjoys camped and riding quads and makes an annual pilgrimage to Alaska to fish for Sockeye salmon on the Kenai River.

Why I choose Corban: “I‘ve developed a passion for criminal justice training and education and been blessed to have an opportunity to use my passion and skills in Corban University’s Criminal Justice Program.”