Gary Sehorn

Gary Sehorn, EdD

Associate Professor of Education


Gary Sehorn joined the School of Education in 2010 with 30 years of K-12 educational experience as a teacher and administrator. He worked in the Beaverton School District as the administrator for curriculum, instruction and assessment. Before that, he was an associate principal in the Tigard-Tualatin School District, a principal at Seven Oak Middle School in Lebanon, Oregon, and vice principal and principal at Fowler Junior High School in Tigard, Oregon.

He also taught and served as a vice principal in the Hillsboro School District in the early to mid-1980s. He holds a doctorate in educational administration from Bethel University and he earned a master’s degree in teaching from Lewis & Clark College. His bachelor’s degree is from Western Oregon University.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Sehorn, G. (2018). Culture war skirmishes in public schools: The experiences of
evangelical Christian administrators. Religion & Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15507394.2018.1462643

Sehorn, G. (2017). Engaging LBGTQ issues: It’s still complicated. Journal of the
International Christian Community for Teacher Education 12(1). Available at:

Sehorn, G. (2017, March) Faithful Educators: Evangelism in Public Schools. Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Northwest Region Meeting, Portland, OR. 

Sehorn, G. (2016). The age of standards: Implications for effective leadership. In P. Lorain, The art and science of leading: What effective administrators understand (2 nd ed.), (pp. 39-44). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.  

Sehorn, G. (2016, May) Saving Souls or Serving: Christian Mission and Vocation in Public Schools. Paper presented at the International Community of Christian Teacher Education (ICCTE) Biennial Conference, Palos Heights, IL. 

Sehorn, G. (2013). Preparing for the crossfire: Equipping evangelical leaders for service in public schools. Journal of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education 8(2). Available at: