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.


Felicia Katsarov, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Juvenile law, family law, domestic relations, criminal law
Ms. Katsarov received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1977. In the mid 1980s she attended Western State College of Law in Fullerton and received her Juris Doctorate in 1989. In 1991, Ms. Katsarov was hired by Riverside County, County Counsel's Office, where she was assigned to the Riverside County Juvenile Court, representing the Department of Public Social Services, Child Protective Services in Dependency cases. She was to remain in that position for the next 19 years until her recent retirement in 2010. Ms. Katsarov is currently passing on her expertise in the area of juvenile law as a trainer for the Public Child Welfare Training Academy and she serves as Judge Pro Tem in San Diego County Juvenile Dependency Court.
Educational Background

JD, Western State College of Law, Fullerton, California; BA Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5101 - Introduction to Law
  • LAW 5116 - Criminal Procedure
  • LAW 5132 - Community Property
  • LAW 5158 - Domestic Relations
  • MSL 6500 - Domestic Relations
  • MSL 86500 - Domestic Relations