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.


Brandon Eggleston, PhD

Faculty Mentor, School of Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Yoga, wellness, mindfulness, consciousness, attitude

Dr. Eggleston earned his PhD in 2009 in Health Behavior from Indiana University’s School of Public Health with a minor in biostatistics. His dissertation explored the psychosocial determinants of attending yoga classes and he has published several articles on the subject.

Dr. Eggleston has collaborated with scholars in nursing, education, psychology, gerontology, diagnostic imaging, occupational therapy, exercise science and oncology as a statistical/research consultant. He has taught previously at National University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the University of Southern Indiana. He has also been a visiting faculty at two universities in Osnabrueck, Germany.

Dr. Eggleston has served as journal reviewer for the International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, BioMed Central, Health Psychology, International Journal of Yoga Therapy and the European Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

He avidly works out at the gym and is a yoga practitioner and meditator. He enjoys reading books on positive psychology and well-being, as well as stories of personal triumph. He is a lover of movies, television comedies, travel and live music (especially that of the indie rock band Wilco).

Educational Background
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; MPH, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana; BA, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana