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.


Marshalee George, PhD

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Identifying barriers to care for under-served populations; program development to address barriers to access and care; developing mechanisms to reduce care disparities.

Dr. Marshalee George has a combination of 17+ years in oncology and primary care that include clinical trials, direct care, program development, education, community engagement, outcome measures, and advocacy. In addition to her position as Faculty Mentor at California Southern University, she serves as a Clinician and Faculty Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Division of Surgical Oncology and serves as an adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She obtained her Bachelor's of Nursing Degree at Coppin State University, and Master’s of Nursing (with specialization as a nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in oncology and adult primary care) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her love for community and population sciences led her to complete a Master’s in Public Health specialized in  community health followed by a Doctorate in Public Health at Walden University. Her 3-year traineeship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has led to her expertise in qualitative research traditions, that led to studies in community-based participatory research cancer disparities, cancer survivorship, and wellness.  She has lectured on various topics such as pathophysiology, cancer biology, and community health.

Dr. George is known as a community educator, an expert in educating community stakeholders and church ministries in the field of health promotion, illness prevention, chronic disease management, and cancer awareness. She also coaches individuals and health entities locally, nationally,  and internationally on guidelines for cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Nursing Society, and American Psychosocial Oncology Society. She also serves as a reviewer for peer review journals, and legal consultant.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Coppin State University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science (MS) in Public Health — School of Health & Human Services, Walden University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health — School of Health & Human Services, Walden University