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.


Leonardo Canseco, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Federal income taxation, corporate tax

Mr. Canseco is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is also a Practitioner Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Federal Taxation Policy. He is admitted to the Maryland Court of Appeals and The United States Tax Court.

As a CPA, Certified Financial Planner and Attorney, Leonardo A. Canseco has over twenty years of experience in researching and providing creative solutions to complicated business and individual tax cases. He has represented clients involved in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and State/Local tax authorities. Mr. Canseco helped form a coalition that drafted proposed tax legislation leading to the inclusion of retirement planning provisions in Section 665 of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001.

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Educational Background

JD Business Law, University of Baltimore, Maryland; MS Taxation, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.; BS Business and Management / Accounting, University of Maryland, University College, College Park.

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5101 - Introduction to Law
  • LAW 5133 - Business Associations
  • LAW 5142 - Federal Income Taxation
  • LAW 5144 - Corporate Taxation
  • LAW 5199 - Research Project (1-4 Units)
  • LAW 5199A - Research Project (1-4 Units)
  • MSL 6350 - Business Associations
  • MSL 86350 - Business Associations