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.


Diana Nightwine-Robinson, PhD

Faculty Mentor, General Education

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Religion, anthropology, sociology, psychology, gender studies
Dr. Diana Nightwine-Robinson has been a CalSouthern Mentor for several years now and enjoys her interaction with students immensely. She currently teaches courses in anthropology, religion and sociology. Because of her love for people, history and culture, Dr. Nightwine-Robinson travels internationally quite frequently. She is most fond of the year she spent in China teaching English and American culture. She also enjoys children’s writing and is currently researching and writing a text for publication on fairy tales and child development.
Educational Background

PhD Educational Psychology, Academic Psychology Capella University, Minnesota; MA and BA Anthropology California State University, Fullerton

Courses Taught
  • HU 1410 - World Religions
  • LGL 2225 - Social Psychology
  • NS 1205 - Introduction to Oceanography
  • NS 1400 - Anthropology
  • PSY 2300 - Introduction to Psychology
  • SS 1107 - African American History to 1877
  • SS 1108 - African American History: 1877 to Present
  • SS 1200 - Sociology
  • SS 1205 - Women’s History in America
  • SS 1217 - Cultural Anthropology
  • SS 1220 - Women, Culture and Society: Study of Gender