Rebecca Sandberg, BA

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Fiction
  • Professional writing
Rebecca Sandberg

Rebecca Sandberg joined the university in 2022 as an assistant professor of English. She arrived as a familiar face on campus, having worked as a teaching assistant at George Fox during the 2021-22 academic year.

In addition to her teaching duties, Sandberg is a freelance writer. In 2019, she coauthored a book, entitled Now I See, An Invitation to Life to the Full, with Zach Elliott. Prior to living in Oregon, she served as founder, director and board chair of Re:new Project, a nonprofit organization for refugee women in Wheaton, Illinois (2008-14).

Sandberg has lived and worked overseas with several international nonprofit organizations. She and her husband spent five years in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was a designer for Amani Ya Juu, a micro enterprise for refugees (2002-07). She holds multiple certifications as a life coach, including adult development theory, transformative presence, somatic awareness and embodied transformation.

She is currently pursuing an MFA in writing at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wheaton College (1999). Rebecca lives in Newberg with her husband, Roger. Together they have three young-adult children: Jake, Andrew and Maggie.

Sandberg enjoys dramatic poetry readings by a fire, long dinners, hearty conversations, robust observations of plants, painting, and sitting on top of the dune in Pacific City, Oregon.