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.


Nancy Miller, PsyD

Faculty Mentor, School of Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Global mental health issues in low- and middle-income countries, mental health response during and after humanitarian crises
Dr. Nancy Miller has more than 30 years of successful leadership and management experience providing comprehensive mental health services in federal, state, international and private settings. She is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, school psychologist and school counselor.

Dr. Miller is a national board-certified counselor and disaster mental health responder who has partnered with military personnel, law enforcement professionals, medical support teams and non-government organizations providing national and international relief. She has responded to incidents including Operation Desert Storm, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech University tragedy, Haiti’s 2010 earthquake and Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub shooting.
Dr. Miller is the recipient of The President’s Award for Doctoral Project Excellence, California Southern University, 2015.  She also has served on California Southern University’s Advisory Board for the School of Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Miller maintains a private practice in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. She currently works with a broad spectrum of clients specializing in individual and couples therapy for adults. Her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, parenting concerns, trauma and adjustment to life's transitions.

Dr. Miller and her husband enjoy attending professional sports and cultural events in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.  As a military family, they have had unique experiences living in diverse cultures and traveling abroad. Currently, Dr. Miller enjoys visiting her adult children and their families.  She revels in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and walking with her canine partner "JD," who is a certified therapy dog through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Educational Background
PsyD, California Southern University, Irvine, California; School Psychologist Certification, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania