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.


Ron Muchnick, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Brief therapy outcomes, marriage and family issues, depression, anxiety and trauma


Dr. Ron Muchnick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is a passionate supporter of distance learning.

Dr. Muchnick also maintains a private practice in San Diego, CA. He specializes in working with marriage and family issues, ADHD, the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma, blended family and divorce issues, single parenting, and workplace issues. Dr. Muchnick is the author of Self Coaching: How to S.O.L.V.E Your Personal and Workplace Issues.

Dr. Muchnick’s interests include traveling, grandparenting, tennis, reading, and enjoying the beach.

Educational Background

PhD Marriage and Family Therapy, MS Marriage and Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Florida; BS Business and Public Administration, University of Missouri

Courses Taught
  • PSY 86508 - Cross Cultural Mores and Values
  • PSY 86532 - Family Systems Theory
  • PSY 86801 - Therapeutic Boundaries
  • PSY 87507 - Human Sexuality
  • PSY 87508A - Cultural Diversity
  • PSY 87509 - Advanced Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems
  • PSY 87514 - Brief Therapy
  • PSY 87515 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 87537 - Psychology of Chronic Illness
  • PSY 87701 - Physiological Psychology