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.


Lori Aleknavicius, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Eating disorders, evidence-based therapeutic strategies for use with children, solution-focused therapy techniques

Dr. Lori Aleknavicius has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University in Orange, California. She is licensed in California and Minnesota and has private practices in both states alongside her husband, Dr. Patrick Aleknavicius. Her private practice work focuses on children, families, and couples work. In addition to her private practice, she enjoys teaching psychology courses and giving talks to various community organizations about positive mental health.

Her home life is full of laughter and play with her husband and three young children. They enjoy going to new parks all over Southern California, bike riding, taking care of their pets, traveling whenever they can and, in her spare time, she sneaks in personal exercise and yoga for self-care.

Educational Background

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, Santa Ana, California; BS, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Courses Taught
  • PSY 86509 - Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems
  • PSY 87504 - Ethical and Professional Issues
  • PSY 87506 - Advanced Psychopathology