Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.A. Education - Michigan State University
M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling - Michigan State University
Ph.D. Counseling – Oregon State University
Professional: Dr. Keller joined the Corban faculty in 2015 with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She was a professor at Western Oregon University for more than 20 years, as well as an adjunct instructor at Corban for three years. She served as the program coordinator and director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education graduate program at WOU and chair of the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.
Her practical counseling experience includes working as a counseling psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs for five years, in private rehabilitation counseling for six years, and consulting as a transition specialist for adolescents and young adults with special education for three years.
Dr. Keller has been actively involved with the community, serving on the Oregon Licensing Board for Counselors and Therapists and appointed by the governor to serve on the State Rehabilitation Counseling council. She volunteered for the Marion County Therapeutic Drug Court team, has facilitated WorkStrides workshops for clients experiencing both physical and mental disabilities, and is a long-time member of Bible Study Fellowship.
Personal: Linda has been married to her husband, Steve, for 35 years and has two adult children, Jennifer and Matt. She enjoys gardening with her husband and sharing the crops from their raised garden bed with their neighbors. She also enjoys walking in the woods, delving into creative art projects, and her newest hobby of fly-fishing.
Why Corban: “From my first visit to the campus, I have felt Christ’s presence. It truly is a place where His light shines brightly. Corban’s incredible outreach programs and services for the underserved and marginalized are what I thrive to be a part of. I consider it an honor and a privilege to join the mental health counseling team.”