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.


Nicholas Papazian, MS

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Accounting, finance
Nick Papazian has worked in the accounting field since 1978, with vast experience in the banking industry in areas such as cost accounting, loan accounting, and financial reporting. He has been a faculty mentor for California Southern University since 1998. He was born in Rome, Italy and came to the United States as a child. His outside activities include volunteer work for a hospice care facility, being a member of a Christian men's organization and taking weekly ballroom dance lessons.
Educational Background

MS Business Administration, California State University, Los Angeles; BS in Accounting, Loyola Marymount University, California

Courses Taught
  • ACT 2102 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACT 2104 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ACT 2150 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACT 2202 - Tax Accounting I
  • ACT 2204 - Tax Accounting II
  • ACT 2451 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACT 2452 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACT 2453 - Cost Accounting
  • ACT 2467 - Auditing
  • BUS 2110 - Business Ethics
  • MGT 86519 - Ethics in Business