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.


Mark Yokoyama, MA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Criminal justice, emergency management, leadership, organizational development

Mark Yokoyama was born and raised in the City of Los Angeles. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 and has worked for the California Police Departments of La Palma, Newark, Cypress and Alhambra. During his career he has worked various assignments and ranks, including Chief of Police of the Cypress Police Department and currently is the Chief of Police for the Alhambra Police Department.

Mark has been in the field of education since 1991 and has been an adjunct faculty member for Ohlone College, Fullerton College and Golden West College. In addition he has spoken before hundreds of groups and organizations on various law enforcement related topics.

Mark is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University, LAPD Leadership Program, and California P.O.S.T. Command College.

Educational Background

MA Leadership, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; MA Behavioral Science, California State University, Dominguez Hills; BA Public Administration, University of LaVerne, California; AA Golden West College, California.

Courses Taught
  • LGL 2101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2128 - Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2210 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
  • LGL 2415 - Criminal Law
  • LGL 2518 - Introduction to Terrorism
  • LGL 2521 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2531 - Law Enforcement and the Community