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.


Christine Tanimura, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Attachment, psychological testing, children and adolescents


Dr. Tanimura has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2007. Her clinical experience consists of therapeutic treatment and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults, peer supervision for assessment cases, and conducting trainings for staff as well as parent trainings. Christine has worked in a variety of settings, which include private practice, a non-profit community agency, a non-public school, Headstart, an outpatient and inpatient psychiatric medical center, and a maternity group home, assisting clients from various multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She recently worked at a private non-profit community agency (Airport Marina Counseling Service), where she developed the psychological testing program, as well as provided supervision to interns, conducted trainings, administered psychological tests, provided psychotherapy to families, conducted intakes, and coordinated intern trainings. Additionally, she has worked as an Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University, where she taught Personality II, Assessment and Treatment Planning, Psychological Testing, and Child and Adolescent Development classes.

Educational Background

PsyD and MA Psychology, Pepperdine University, California; BA Psychology, Occidental College, California

Courses Taught
  • PSY 87500 - Advanced Theories of Personality