CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.


Kyle Sokol, MS

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Homeland security, terrorism, criminology

Mr. Kyle Sokol started his career in counterintelligence (CI) and human intelligence as a U.S. Army CI Special Agent in 1994. His first assignment as a CI Special Agent was working special operations and investigations out of the Seoul (Korea) Resident Office. Upon leaving Korea, he was assigned to the 902nd Military Intelligence (MI) Group, Fort Meade, MD, with duty as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, 902nd MI Detachment, Fort Lewis, WA. Mr. Sokol then went on to receive a commission as an MI Officer within the U.S. Army and served in WA, AZ and FL.

His last assignment while in the military was as an MI Company Commander. Upon leaving the military, he took a position as a Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Counterintelligence Special Agent/Case Officer within the J2X at U.S. Central Command (Tampa, FL). His deployments included Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, and Egypt. Currently Mr. Sokol serves as the Senior Enterprise Risk Investigator at a national financial organization investigating insider threats, cyber crime, money laundering, and terrorist funding.

Educational Background

MS Public Safety, Capella University, Minnesota; MS Criminal Justice, Everest University, Florida; BA Criminal Justice, Saint Martin's University, Washington

Courses Taught
  • LGL 2105 - Family Violence
  • LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
  • LGL 2518 - Introduction to Terrorism
  • LGL 2521 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2535 - Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis


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