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.

  • The mind-body relationship and its impact on health, the psychoneuroimmunology of breast cancer, the biopsychology of chronic pain, the effects of chronic stress and trauma on women's health
  • Attachment from cradle to grave, trauma, life review and narrative therapy, older adults and the third age
  • Global mental health issues in low- and middle-income countries, mental health response during and after humanitarian crises
  • Brain-behavior relations, computerized neuropsychological assessment using automated neuropsychological assessment metrics, cognitive and emotional effects of PTSD in combat veterans
  • Successful aging, social support, control beliefs, health disparities, chronic pain, exercise behavior, community-based interventions, online learning (including engagement, retention and dissertation completion), epigenetics, nutrigenomics, energy psychology.
  • Assessment, children and adolescents, family therapy, online learning, Hispanic students' educational experience
  • Leadership, bioethics, medico-legal studies, transplantation

  • Anxiety and sport performance, eating disorders in athletes, effects of infertility on couple relationships, coping with infertility

  • Opiate abuse prevention, online education, increasing compliance rates with pediatric vaccinations
  • Diversity, healthcare, higher education
  • Completion rates for doctoral students, prevention of sexual assault on college campuses and in the military
  • Patient safety, evidence-based practice, simulation in nursing education, student success
  • Preceptor programs for new graduate nurses, complementary and alternative health care, distance learning
  • Nutrition and mental health, mindfulness, meditation
  • Cost management, risk management, conflict resolution, business process improvement, ethics in project management
  • Nurse staffing acuity model, patient safety, shared governance, obesity, patient-centered care
  • Cognitive behavior therapy for schizophrenia, metacognition, resiliency in university students
  • Yoga, wellness, mindfulness, consciousness, attitude
  • Business operations, human resource management, analytics, research (qualitative and quantitative), marketing, communications, strategic planning, leadership, customer relationship management, organizational behavior and structure, negotiation, motivation
  • The future efficient application of fossil fuel reserves, the economic recovery of hydrocarbon deposits, the development of synergistic, dynamic teams utilizing the Myers Briggs Type Indicator