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.


Ana Hartman, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Civil litigation, environmental law, insurance law

Ms. Hartman graduated from UCSD with duel degrees in Political Science and U.S. History. She obtained her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school Ms. Hartman was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient and served on the board of the Women’s Law Caucus and Phi Delta Phi.

Ms. Hartman’s practice focuses on civil litigation specializing in Environmental and Insurance Coverage law. Ms. Hartman has extensive experience in complex civil litigation and insurance coverage. Ms. Hartman has been formally trained as a mediator and has experience mediating small claims dispute in San Diego County.

Educational Background

JD, University of San Diego School of Law, California; BA Political Science / History, University of California, San Diego

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5111A - Contracts I
  • LAW 5111B - Contracts II
  • LAW 5134 - Professional Responsibility
  • LAW 5157 - Environmental Law
  • LAW 5199 - Research Project (1-4 Units)
  • MSL 6150 - Contracts
  • MSL 6400 - Legal Ethics
  • MSL 86150 - Contracts
  • MSL 86400 - Legal Ethics