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.


Ray Frohnhoefer, MBA

Faculty Mentor, School of Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Cost management, risk management, conflict resolution, business process improvement, ethics in project management

Ray Frohnhoefer is a professional project and program manager. Adult education, which was formerly a “side” interest, is now a primary focus, in addition to starting a small business.


He started working in education in 1987, while working with GE Information Services in Rockville, Maryland. Ray helped to develop the GE Edison Engineering Program Advanced Course in computer science. He was certified by the University of Maryland School of Extended Studies as an instructor for the program and taught several technical classes at GE facilities in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Through a combination of in-house and in university study, GE Edison Engineering students earned a Master of Science degree.

He first got involved in online learning in 2006 and loves the flexibility it offers both the faculty mentors and the students.

In addition to his work, he enjoys travel, reading and movies. He has also been an active volunteer for the Project Management Institute since 2001 and currently serves as a member of the Ethics Review Committee.

Educational Background
MBA, Technology Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, BS, Mathematics, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York