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.


Michael Morris, DBA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
White-collar and financial crime

Michael Morris has more than 16 years of law enforcement experience with a specialization in financial crimes. He has extensive experience in the areas of white-collar crime and law enforcement management satisfaction. His work experience also includes management of the accounting department at a large manufacturing company.

He enjoys music, golf and traveling.

Educational Background

DBA, California Southern University, Irvine, California; MBA, National University, California: BA Communications: Public Relations, California State University Dominguez Hills

Courses Taught
  • CAP 89000 - Graduate Capstone Project
  • LE 86510 - Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
  • LE 86520 - Budgeting Development Analysis
  • LE 86530 - Homeland Security: Strategic Application
  • LE 86560 - Strategic Organizational Planning
  • LE 86580 - Contemporary Criminal Justice Trends
  • LE 86590 - Administration of Police Executive Systems
  • LE 86610 - Master's Thesis