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.


Robert Weathers, PhD

Faculty Mentor, School of Psychology

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Addiction and recovery: theory and interventions; Shame and stigma: theory and interventions; Integral and holistic theories of psychology and spirituality; Interpersonal neurobiology

Dr. Bob was previously curriculum developer and academic effectiveness coordinator at California Southern University, including helping to develop their nationally accredited addiction studies certificate and mindfulness-based clinical training coursework. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in a broad cross-section of respected professional reference books, journals, and edited volumes.

Dr. Bob’s current writing and in-demand public speaking focus on applying the principles of Integral Recovery to healing from shame and stigma on the way to sustained, successful addiction recovery. For fun, he loves to perform locally, as an avid, lifelong drummer, in his own highly praised jazz ensemble.

Educational Background
PhD Clinical Psychology and MA Religious Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, California; BA Psychology, Religious Studies, Fresno Pacific University, California