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.


Ronald Monard, JD

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Business law and estate planning, criminal justice and homeland security, constitutional arguments regarding privacy and search and seizure, tort liability

Ronald Monard, Esq. is an attorney with a transactional practice in business law and estate planning which serves the Southern California area. Concurrently, he is an instructor at Northcentral University, Webster University, and Ivy Bridge College where he has created and designed the curriculum for many of the business, criminal justice and homeland security courses which he teaches. His academic interests include active-shooter incidents and legal issues pertaining to homeland security such as constitutional arguments regarding privacy and search and seizure. He is also interested in tort liability in negligence and its relation to risk management and terrorism.

Mr. Monard’s professional accomplishments include graduating in 2012 from the FBI’s Citizen Academy, membership in the FBI-sponsored InfraGard program, and active membership in the Orange County Sheriff Department’s Private Sector Terrorism Response Group.

Educational Background

JD Western State University College of Law, California; BA Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.

Courses Taught
  • LE 86500 - Organizational Leadership Communication
  • LE 86510 - Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
  • LE 86540 - Police Management of Technology
  • LE 86560 - Strategic Organizational Planning
  • LE 86570 - Executive Corrections Management
  • LGL 2110 - Criminal Procedure and the Court System
  • LGL 2225 - Social Psychology
  • LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
  • LGL 2410 - Research Methods in Criminology
  • LGL 2415 - Criminal Law
  • LGL 2420 - Applied Criminology