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.


Jacquie Lewis, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Dream content, significant life experiences of social activists, human/animal relationships, Buddhism, consciousness studies


Dr. Lewis returned to school in mid-life to receive her PhD in psychology, with an emphasis in consciousness and spirituality. In addition to her position as faculty mentor at CalSouthern, she teaches psychology at Northcentral University, University of Phoenix, and Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, where Dr. Lewis is interim co-director of the Dream Studies Certificate Program. She has also taught parapsychology and communication at Governors State University and Central College.

Dr. Lewis is the president of SPEAK (Supporting and Promoting Ethics for the Animal Kingdom), an all-volunteer national animal rights humane education speakers bureau. She also is an editor with the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

She is a runner, yoga practitioner, and meditator, attending Buddhist retreats at least twice a year. She also enjoys documentaries and reading non-fiction and historical fiction. An animal lover, Dr. Lewis has a Shetland Sheepdog, a Welsh Pembroke Corgi, an African Grey parrot named Opus, a Brazilian Cardinal, and a box turtle.

Educational Background

PhD Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, California; MA Communication Science with Emphasis in Interpersonal Communication, Governors State University, Illinois: BA Public Information, Columbia College, Illinois

Courses Taught
  • PSY 87530 - Dream Analysis
  • PSY 87709 - Foundations of Humanistic Psychology