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.


Jann McCord, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Cultural diversity, family therapy, intercultural relationships


Dr. McCord’s love of travel has afforded her many opportunities to gain experience with cultural diversity and the field of psychology around the world. She has taught English overseas at several universities in Japan and worked with children at an orphanage in Nepal. She worked with the Peace Corps and taught in Poland. She also taught psychology courses under the U.S. Navy’s special education program, traveling around the world while doing so.

While in the U.S, she has worked for Family Services and the County of Santa Cruz. She is also a member of the Disaster Mental Health Team with the Red Cross and assists survivors when needed. Her areas of specialty include cultural diversity and family therapy. She teaches a number of courses and workshops in those areas. She hopes to continue teaching and traveling for many years to come.

Educational Background

PsyD United States International University, California; MA Chapman University, California; BA University of California, Irvine

Courses Taught
  • PSY 86508 - Cross Cultural Mores and Values
  • PSY 87508A - Cultural Diversity