Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement are experienced and skilled professionals from a wide variety of criminal justice settings. In addition, they are dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And perhaps most important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in today’s increasingly complex and ever-evolving criminal justice landscape, using current best practices.

Our programs are designed to encourage success and develop lifelong learning patterns. Therefore, interaction between faculty and students is an integral part of the University's process.

A Faculty Mentor is assigned each time you enroll in a course so you have access to an academic specialist in the field.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


John Burchfield, MA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise

General education, business administration


Since 2007, faculty mentor John Burchfield has taught in the online environment with the United States Coast Guard adult programs since 2007. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University, an MBA from University of Phoenix and a second master’s in adult education from Trident University. He earned a graduate certificate in project management from Columbia Southern University and is currently pursuing a second graduate certificate in occupational safety and health.

Burchfield is a retired Army Sergeant First Class with over 22 years of honorable service. While serving in the Army from 1982-2005, he worked in the planning section for many units which gave him the experience needed to teach business. His full-time employment is with the United States Coast Guard as the Education Service Officer. His primary goal is to support students to achieve their academic goals, believing that the better you are in achieving your educational goals, the better off you will be later in life.

Educational Background

MA Education, Trident University International, California; MBA University of Phoenix, Arizona; BS Business Administration, Columbia Southern University, Alabama

Courses Taught
  • BUS 2110 - Business Ethics
  • BUS 2300 - Introduction to Business
  • BUS 2415 - Business Negotiation
  • LDR 2100 - Foundations of Leadership
  • MGT 2124 - Operations Management
  • MGT 2426 - Total Quality Management
  • SBM 2401 - Small Business Management


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