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.


Kate Andrews, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Addiction recovery, prison-release programs, educational learning environments, process improvement within a variety of organizations, spirituality in the workplace and in therapy

After receiving her MA in Psychology, Dr. Andrews began working with pregnant addicts providing a complete life program. She transitioned to life coaching executives, teams, and individual employees. She developed numerous traditional (classroom) and online courses for leadership and conducted training in every-day life situations including parenting and communication strategies for employees.

Her experience in the United States at the university level as an educator includes providing guidance in statistics and research, psychology courses in family systems, drug addiction, counseling, communication, motivation, and leadership. In Romania, she developed and taught a course entitled “Faith-based Psychology and Counseling” for a Romanian Bible college.

Dr. Andrews is the Editor of two European and one American journal; Published peer-reviewed research articles; Director of humanitarian organization in Romania; Presented at APA, WASC WCET, and European conferences; Previous chairperson of California Psychological Association, Division 3.

Dr. Andrews spent 2 years in Israel working for the government there and lived in Romania for 8 years working with teenage orphans and elderly Roma people through a non-profit organization she currently directs. In addition to mentoring, she currently provides works with heroin addicts towards recovery and finds time for her three grandchildren.

Educational Background

PhD Psychology and MA Psychology, Alliant International University, California; BS Mathematics (Computer Science), San Diego State University, California

Courses Taught
  • MFT 86504 - Ethical Issues in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
  • MFT 86528 - Psychology of Violence
  • PSY 86502 - Counseling Theories and Strategies
  • PSY 86505 - Theories of Human Development and Functioning
  • PSY 86506 - Psychopathology
  • PSY 86508 - Cross Cultural Mores and Values
  • PSY 86511 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency
  • PSY 87528 - Psychology of Violence and Domestic Abuse Reporting
  • PSY 89997A - Doctoral Project I
  • PSY 89997B - Doctoral Project II
  • PSY 89998A - Doctoral Project III
  • PSY 89998B - Doctoral Project IV
  • PSY 89999 - Doctoral Project V