Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Business and Management Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Business are experienced business professionals as well as dedicated, responsive and highly credentialed educators.

They will be there for you—via phone, email or Skype—to answer any questions you may have and to help you master the course material. And, equally important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in today’s increasingly complex and globalized business world, using the latest best practices.

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are positive, encouraging and supportive—and entirely dedicated to your academic and professional success.


Donna Dimatteo-Gibson, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Psychology and the workplace, project management, organizational psychology, emotional intelligence, leadership, coaching, distance education
Dr. Donna DiMatteo-Gibson is a management consultant who works with organizations to improve organizational effectiveness and e-learning, and also assists in change efforts. As a management consultant, trainer and educator, she brings a balanced perspective to understanding the complexities of organizational effectiveness and e-learning through research and practice. She also is an online professor who facilitates classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. DiMatteo-Gibson also develops online course content, serves on doctoral research committees and mentors students. Finally, she develops and conducts training for online faculty that teach in different disciplines. She presents regularly at conferences across the country, including SIOP, Sloan-C, E-Learn and SITE.
Educational Background

PhD, MS Psychology, MS Industrial-Organizational Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, California; BA, University of San Diego, San Diego, California

Courses Taught
  • HRM 2103 - Staffing Organizations
  • HRM 2107 - Supervisory Management
  • HRM 2405 - Compensation Management
  • HRM 2406 - Employee Training and Development
  • HRM 87505 - Effective Training and e-Learning
  • MGT 86500 - Business Organization and Management
  • PM 86900 - Project Management Concepts and Essentials
  • PM 86901 - Project Management Strategic Design


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