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.


Jonathan Rich, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Romantic love, financial psychology, psychometrics


Dr. Rich is a Licensed Psychologist. He has a private practice, specializing exclusively in psychological testing. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and has been licensed as a psychologist since 1987. He has worked as a psychologist for the Texas Department of Corrections and for the Orange County Health Care Agency, where he provides contracted consultation services to the Quality Improvement and Program Compliance Division.

Dr. Rich was a lecturer in the Counseling Department at California State University, Fullerton from 1990 to 1997. His acclaimed book, The Couple’s Guide to Love and Money, has been featured in a wide variety of magazines, radio shows, and on national TV.

He enjoys writing, playing the piano, computer work such as programming and website design, and spending time with his family.

Educational Background

PhD Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology; MA Psychology, San Diego State University, California; BA Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Courses Taught
  • MFT 86513 - Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • MFT 86700 - Psychopharmacology
  • MFT 86900 - Research Methods and Statistics
  • PSY 87513 - Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • PSY 87534 - Dual Diagnosis
  • PSY 87540 - Statistical Methods and Analysis
  • PSY 87560 - Media Psychology: Writing, Publishing & Promoting a Self-Help Book
  • PSY 87700 - Psychopharmacology
  • PSY 87702 - Psychological Assessment I
  • PSY 87703 - Psychological Assessment II