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.


Stephen Cogger, MS

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
 Twenty-first century law enforcement, community-based policing, investigations

Stephen Cogger currently serves as a patrol sergeant at a Chicago-area police department. He has more than 23 years of service in municipal law enforcement, with experience in administration, supervision, field training, critical incident response, juvenile justice and investigations. He has experience supervising an E911/PSAP dispatch center and oversees his agency’s use of force/range training program.

Stephen holds an MS in criminal and social justice from Lewis University and a BS in business administration from Elmhurst College. Stephen is also a graduate of the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.

Stephen has been a police trainer for more than 18 years, teaching undergraduate criminal justice classes since 2006.

In his personal time, he enjoys travel, baseball, golf, hunting and spending time with his family.

Educational Background
Courses Taught
  • LGL 2101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2110 - Criminal Procedure and the Court System
  • LGL 2210 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2221 - Criminal Investigation Procedures
  • LGL 2511 - Juvenile Justice
  • LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2531 - Law Enforcement and the Community