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.


Clynton Yarter, MBA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Mathematics, business information systems

Clynton Yarter is a United States Air Force Veteran with background in electronic countermeasures and deception. After his service, he earned his BA in Physics from the University of California Irvine and his MBA in Finance from Chapman University of Orange.

Clynton worked for Siemens Corporation in the development of early versions of floppy disk drives and controllers and later for Hochiki Corporation in the fire alarm panel and detector industry as Director of Research and Development. He then worked as a professor of Mathematics and Computer Programming at Vanguard University of Southern California we he taught Mathcad, Basic Business mathematics and C++ computer programming to adult education and undergraduate students. He later started his own research company dealing with properties of materials sensors and medical applications. His current position as Mentor at California Southern University is a welcome change from teaching at a traditional university because he feels the online format allows him to give each of his students equal time and the attention needed to prepare them for their success.

Educational Background

MBA Chapman University, California; BA Physics, University of California, Irvine

Courses Taught
  • FIN 2403 - Money, Banking, and Finance
  • FIN 2405 - Principles of Lending
  • MATH 1105 - Mathematics for Business
  • MATH 1110 - College Mathematics
  • MATH 1115 - Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1200 - Algebra
  • MATH 1215 - Calculus
  • MGT 2325 - Business Information Systems
  • TECH 2100 - Engineering and Technology
  • TECH 2110 - Emerging & Strategic Technological Innovations
  • TECH 2120 - Alternative Energy Solutions and Systems