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.


Walter Witham, MS

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Early and non-traditional intervention programs for juvenile non-conformance, the response of currency markets to geopolitical events

Due to the dual specialization nature of Dr. Walt Witham’s PhD work, his current areas of research interest have both a business and criminal justice flavor, focusing on the effectiveness of knowledge management initiatives in the proliferation of intelligence-led policing at the local level.

Witham also has expertise in early intervention and non-traditional intervention programs for early stage juvenile non-conformance. He has conducted broad research in the nature and response of currency markets to geopolitical events. In addition, Witham brings experience in preparing for and maintaining accreditation along with several years of service to various universities in the area of curriculum development.

Educational Background

MS Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Ohio; Business Administration Financial Management, Northcentral University, Phoenix, Arizona

Courses Taught
  • FIN 2305 - Introduction to Banking
  • LGL 2101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2121 - Corrections: a Comprehensive View
  • LGL 2130 - Cyber-Crime & Cyber-Terrorism
  • LGL 2210 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2221 - Criminal Investigation Procedures
  • LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
  • LGL 2410 - Research Methods in Criminology
  • LGL 2415 - Criminal Law
  • LGL 2521 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2531 - Law Enforcement and the Community
  • LGL 2535 - Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis