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.


Stephanie Hoon, DM

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Psychology and leadership, emotional intelligence, compassionate leadership, spirituality and meaning in the workplace


Dr. Stephanie Hoon is a writer and educator who resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a Doctor of Management – Organizational Leadership degree from University of Phoenix where she focused her research interests around compassionate leadership. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in communications from Marquette University, a Master of Education in educational psychology from Northern Arizona University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ripon College. Since 1996, she has owned her own freelance communication business, Blue Gecko Communications.

She has taught in higher education for more than 15 years and has instructed and designed online courses since 1999. Her areas of specialty are ethical and compassionate leadership and group dynamics. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, reading and practicing yoga.

Educational Background

DM, University of Phoenix, Arizona; MEd Counseling, Northern Arizona University; MA Journalism, Marquette University, Wisconsin; AB Theatre and English, Ripon College, Wisconsin

Courses Taught
  • ENG 1200 - American Literature
  • MGT 7997 - Doctoral Project I
  • MGT 7998 - Doctoral Project II
  • MGT 7999 - Doctoral Project III
  • MGT 86500 - Business Organization and Management
  • MGT 86507 - Strategic Management
  • MGT 86535 - Management of Change
  • MGT 87500 - Organizational Development and Design
  • MGT 87515 - Information, Organization and Strategy