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.


Stephen Cogger, MS

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
 Twenty-first century law enforcement, community-based policing, investigations

Stephen Cogger currently serves as a patrol sergeant at a Chicago-area police department. He has more than 23 years of service in municipal law enforcement, with experience in administration, supervision, field training, critical incident response, juvenile justice and investigations. He has experience supervising an E911/PSAP dispatch center and oversees his agency’s use of force/range training program.

Stephen holds an MS in criminal and social justice from Lewis University and a BS in business administration from Elmhurst College. Stephen is also a graduate of the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.

Stephen has been a police trainer for more than 18 years, teaching undergraduate criminal justice classes since 2006.

In his personal time, he enjoys travel, baseball, golf, hunting and spending time with his family.

Educational Background
Courses Taught
  • LGL 2101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2110 - Criminal Procedure and the Court System
  • LGL 2210 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2221 - Criminal Investigation Procedures
  • LGL 2511 - Juvenile Justice
  • LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2531 - Law Enforcement and the Community


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