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  • Ph.D., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • M.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • B.A., Evangel University, Springfield, MO

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Barry H. Corey is the eighth president of Biola University. Since assuming the role in 2007, Corey has led Biola into its second century with the launching of an ambitious 10-year University Plan and the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in university history. A native of Boston, Corey previously served as vice president for education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He received a B.A. in English and biblical studies from Evangel University and an M.A. in American studies and a Ph.D. in education from Boston College. As a Fulbright scholar, he lived in Bangladesh, where he researched educational programs for children of the landless poor. Corey is the author of the book Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue (Tyndale, 2016) and his writing has been featured in publications like The Washington Post, The National Review, Relevant, and Converge, among others. He and his wife, Paula, have three children: Anders, Ella, and Samuel.


  • Vice chair of the board of directors for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Member of the Convoy of Hope board of directors
  • Serves on the executive committee for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
  • Serves on board of reference for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
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