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.


Sheila McCabe, MS

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Intergenerational influence on aging, successful aging, biology and psychology of aging, trauma and grief interventions, military mental health interventions, music and expressive art therapies

Sheila McCabe’s work has focused on research and outreach with underserved veteran populations, such as Native American veterans and their families. Her primary goal is to facilitate alternative mental health healing modalities that are culturally sensitive and that may be outside the standard VA treatment protocol. In 2006, she established a non-profit organization and an online resource center for veterans and their families dealing with post-traumatic stress, as well as other issues of adjustment and healing.

Besides being busy with work, studies and family, she is also a dedicated musician. She enjoys playing guitar and mandolin in a variety of musical settings and professional venues.

Educational Background

MS Counseling (MFT), California State University, Fullerton; MS Gerontology, California State University, Fullerton; BA Human Development, California State University, Long Beach

Courses Taught
  • PSY 2107 - Intercultural Psychology
  • PSY 2408 - Current Issues in Psychology and Health
  • PSY 2409 - Marriage and Family