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.


Mark Loza, JD

Faculty Mentor, Law

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Family law (including DNA and family support)
Mark Loza earned his B.A in English from the University of California, Davis and a teaching credential from National University in Costa Mesa.  He was an educator for several years, teaching multiple subjects at the intermediate school level.  While there, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. He also interned with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Civil Litigation unit.
Mr. Loza has been a practicing attorney for over 15 years, specializing in the areas of paternity and family support as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department.  His practice encompasses the areas of law enforcement, family law, UIFSA (interstate), worker’s compensation, bankruptcy, probate and the Unemployment Appeals Board.  He has served as a mentor for new attorneys and is a strong supporter of working adults who wish to further their education, just as he did.
When not working, Mark and his wife can be found on their numerous travels supporting their two daughters in travel softball and competitive cheer.
Educational Background

JD, Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California; Ba English, University of California, Davis, California.

Courses Taught
  • LAW 5101 - Introduction to Law
  • LAW 5110A - Torts I
  • LAW 5120A - Legal Writing
  • LAW 5120B - Legal Writing II