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.


Edward Wirth Jr., PhD

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Remote monitoring of DC power sources (stationary batteries) in mission-critical data centers, the strategic quality-management process

Dr. Edward Wirth is passionate about marketing, both academically and professionally. His professional career includes 30 years with AT&T/Lucent Technologies, turnaround evaluations and management (based on his core competence of corporate proctology), and association with three high-tech startups (in CEO, vice president and director roles).

Since 1995, he has been president of EDW Consulting, providing leadership or consulting support in the following areas: change management, merger and acquisition studies, strategic planning in a start-up environment, turnaround management, sales, and regulatory matters.

He is also the director of marketing and sales for Power Service Concepts. Dr. Wirth also has taught for virtually his entire career, focusing primarily on marketing, business policy, and organizational theory at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Educational Background

PhD, Walden University, Naples, FL, Social Change/Business-Transfer Pricing, Change Management, MBA, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, Accounting and Marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma), AB Dartmouth College, Chicago, IL, Engineering Science

Courses Taught
  • ENT 2402 - Entrepreneurial Financing & Venture Capital Management
  • IB 87514 - Cultural Environment of International Business
  • MKT 2416 - Internet Marketing
  • MKT 86502 - Marketing Management
  • MKT 87515 - Coordinating and Managing Supply Chains