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.


Roy Sumpter, NMD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Behavioral medicine, the mind-body connection


Dr. Sumpter has served as an associate director for a youth program in Florida, working with children who had run afoul of the law. Over the years, he has taught on the university level, rising to the level of full professor. Dr. Sumpter has also directed a residential facility for boys with behavioral problems.

Today, in addition to teaching, he does private counseling, serves as an expert witness on behalf of the Social Security Administration, and is developing a website on behavioral medicine ( He grew up in Seattle, Washington and loves his work, which he also considers his hobby.

Educational Background

NMD Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Washington; PhD and MS Home Economics, Florida State University, Tallahassee; BA Bible, Bob Jones University, South Carolina

Courses Taught
  • NS 1105 - General Biology
  • PSY 89998B - Doctoral Project IV
  • PSY 89999 - Doctoral Project V