Knott, Ruth

Warner Pacific CTL Staff Ruth KnottAssistant Director – Career and Life Counseling Center
Phone 503.517.1576


  • M.A., Counseling, Western Seminary, Portland, OR
  • B.S., Biblical Studies, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
  • A.C.C., Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation


While still a mental health therapist, Ruth began her Warner Pacific career in Spring 2009, as an adjunct professor in the Human Development Adult Degree Program and joined the Academic Counseling team in November of the same year. In the summer of 2012, she transitioned to the position of Director of Adult Teaching and Learning—the ADP branch of Warner Pacific College’s Center for Teaching and Learning—where she creatively supports the ADP faculty through listening, building relationships, researching best practices, streamlining policy, mediating conflict and collaborating on curriculum.

True to her passion for higher education, Ruth’s teaching invites students to interact with material for the purposes of increasing knowledge, solidifying values and deepening a personal understanding of themselves and the people around them. Courses taught include Principles of Adult Learning, Counseling Theory, Human Sexuality, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Psychology.

Away from Warner Pacific, Ruth is a resource and encourager for families and individuals impacted by autism. She enjoys writing, practicing yoga, reading quirky British novels, and enthusiastically supporting the activities of her son Jordan and daughter Grace.

Professional Affiliations:

  • ACC (Associate Certified Coach) Accredited with the International Coach Federation
  • American Counseling Association


  • Coach Yourself through the Autism Spectrum, a book published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
  • Published several articles in various Autism/Asperger’s journals.