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.
Danielle Philipson, MHA
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Healthcare informatics, population health, online education.
As a healthcare consultant, she assists clients in developing organization-wide training regarding the use of data in decision making, developing data infrastructure to support continuous improvement activities, and implementing Lean as a management system in the healthcare environment. She has previously worked as the data manager to support five hospitals and one shared services campus through their Lean implementation, as a senior performance improvement coordinator at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (Long Beach, Cal if.), and as a clinical performance analyst at Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.).
In addition to her experience in hospital environments, Mrs. Philipson has worked in a variety of other healthcare settings including a student health center, a pediatrics office, and an imaging company. Since 2006, she has served as an online adjunct faculty member and has developed healthcare courses for a number of institutions. In her spare time, Mrs. Philipson enjoys traveling internationally and participating in half marathons.