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.

Ashby Cynthia

Ashby Cynthia, PhD

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Public health, telemetry, case management, urgent care, hospice, home health, management, nursing education 

Dr. Cynthia Ashby has been a nurse educator for 14 years. She works full time at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. She is a tenured faculty member and has been at this community college for over 10 year. Dr. Ashby also teaches Public Health/Community Health Nursing at Mount Saint Mary’s University as an adjunct faculty member. She has taught on various levels of nursing from associate degree programs to Master of Science nursing programs.

Dr. Ashby has worked in a variety of healthcare settings which include telemetry, public health, case management, urgent care, hospice, home health, management, nursing education and she also served as a captain in the Air Force in the Air National Guard for 3 years.

Dr. Ashby is a member of the National League of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing, the Council of Black Nurses, LA Chapter, and Black Nurses Rock.

Dr. Ashby enjoys traveling, spending time with family, volunteering in her community, and participating in two philanthropist organizations in which is she an active member.

Educational Background
Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Capella University. Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Bachelors of Nursing degree from Mount St. Mary's University.