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.


Jennifer Alderson, MHA

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Healthcare administration 

Jennifer Alderson has over ten years experience in a hospital setting. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Chapman University she began working at an acute care facility in the Risk and Quality Management Department. Jennifer worked closely with hospital appointed attorneys and served as a hospital liaison for staff and opposing council. During this time she was inspired to return to Chapman University and earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. 

In her free time she enjoys attending live sporting events (specifically baseball, football and hockey), attending concerts, snowboarding and spending time with her niece.
Educational Background
MHA and BA, Chapman University, Irvine, California; BS, Nursing, Western Governor's University, Salt Lake City, Utah, AA Nursing, Mount Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, California