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Roy Bunch

Graduate Teacher Licensure / Associate Professor of Education


B.Th. Northwest Christian College
M.Div. Emmanuel School of Religion
Ed.D. Portland State University

Professional: Dr. Bunch has been in teacher education since 2001. He came to Corban to help develop the graduate education program in 2005, specifically because of the university’s emphasis on biblical integration in teaching. He cites his greatest professional fulfillment as “preparing new teachers for the classroom,” but also spent the better part of 12 years teaching in public elementary and middle schools.

His professional interests include discovering and teaching effective literacy instruction, helping teachers recognize and develop the “dispositions” of effective Christian teachers, and guiding teachers into and through their own classroom action research.

Personal: Roy and his wife, Jo, have been married 42 years, and they have two married children and five grandchildren. He enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies with his wife and laughing with friends.

Why Corban: “I came to Corban University for the specific purpose of preparing Christian teachers for the classroom in both public and private Christian schools. I longed to help prepare these teachers in an environment that explicitly addressed issues of biblical worldview and educational practices. It continues to be my pleasure to be part of this community that fulfills this hope of mine and in which the working and professional relationships reflect so well on who we are as a Christian university.”