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.


Mohamad Khatibloo, MA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Anti-terrorism and terrorism response, religious extremism, gangs and drugs, the socioeconomic impact of criminal behavior upon human interactions

Mr. Khatibloo has more than 13 years’ experience teaching at the college level in criminal justice, homeland security and related fields, with nearly 11 years’ experience teaching in online formats using all known learning management systems. He has both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in criminal justice from Chapman University in California.

Mr. Khatibloo is vice president of operations for a small, boutique-style private investigations firm based in Southern California, specializing in gang enhancement cases, private client relations and all matters of private investigations.

Mr. Khatibloo is a published author in criminal justice and homeland security, terrorism and martyrdom, gang activity, multiculturalism in law enforcement and the war in Afghanistan. Additionally, he is a course content developer and curriculum designer in criminal justice and homeland security courses.

Mr. Khatibloo is a trainer for the Los Angeles Police Department (police operations and terrorism), the Riverside public defenders (gangs and terrorism), California correctional workers (gang-related matters and terrorism extremism), and for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (criminal gang cases).

Educational Background

MA Criminal Justice and BA Criminal Justice, Chapman University, California

Courses Taught
  • LGL 2105 - Family Violence
  • LGL 2118 - Organized Crime
  • LGL 2121 - Corrections: a Comprehensive View
  • LGL 2128 - Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2130 - Cyber-Crime & Cyber-Terrorism
  • LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
  • LGL 2420 - Applied Criminology
  • LGL 2521 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • LGL 2535 - Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis