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John B. Scott

Assistant Professor of History

B.S. Multnomah University
B.S. Warner Pacific College
M.A. University of Portland

Professional: Professor Scott is the founder of “Westrek,” the Pacific Northwest Field Studies Program at Corban University that engages students in hiking and other outdoor adventures. He has been teaching a variety of world history courses at Corban since 2000, and each spring you can find him birding and teaching outdoors with the students in his Birds and Botany of Western Oregon class. He also teaches courses at Corban’s study abroad program, Ambex, in Germany, and at the International Teacher’s College in Indonesia.

Professor Scott serves as a board member for the Willamette Heritage Center, contributes to the historical journal, Willamette Valley Voices, and is a faculty advisor for the Sustainability Stewardship Club. His professional interests include genealogy and regional history.

Personal: John is married to Sue Ellen, and enjoys backpacking, photography, botany, bird-watching, biology and studying local history. John’s favorite areas to visit are the Eagle Cap Wilderness in northeast Oregon's Wallowa Mountains, the Metolius River Region in Central Oregon, and Cascade Head Forest Preserve.

Why Corban: “Corban University allows you to do what you feel gifted to do and encourages new ideas and creative excellence in a Christian environment.”