Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement are experienced and skilled professionals from a wide variety of criminal justice settings. In addition, they are 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 perhaps most important, they will help you take the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in today’s increasingly complex and ever-evolving criminal justice landscape, using current best practices.

Our programs are designed to encourage success and develop lifelong learning patterns. Therefore, interaction between faculty and students is an integral part of the University's process.

A Faculty Mentor is assigned each time you enroll in a course so you have access to an academic specialist in the field.

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


Kyle Sokol, MS

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Homeland security, terrorism, criminology

Mr. Kyle Sokol started his career in counterintelligence (CI) and human intelligence as a U.S. Army CI Special Agent in 1994. His first assignment as a CI Special Agent was working special operations and investigations out of the Seoul (Korea) Resident Office. Upon leaving Korea, he was assigned to the 902nd Military Intelligence (MI) Group, Fort Meade, MD, with duty as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, 902nd MI Detachment, Fort Lewis, WA. Mr. Sokol then went on to receive a commission as an MI Officer within the U.S. Army and served in WA, AZ and FL.

His last assignment while in the military was as an MI Company Commander. Upon leaving the military, he took a position as a Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Counterintelligence Special Agent/Case Officer within the J2X at U.S. Central Command (Tampa, FL). His deployments included Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, and Egypt. Currently Mr. Sokol serves as the Senior Enterprise Risk Investigator at a national financial organization investigating insider threats, cyber crime, money laundering, and terrorist funding.

Educational Background

MS Public Safety, Capella University, Minnesota; MS Criminal Justice, Everest University, Florida; BA Criminal Justice, Saint Martin's University, Washington

Courses Taught
  • LGL 2105 - Family Violence
  • LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
  • LGL 2518 - Introduction to Terrorism
  • LGL 2521 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2535 - Terrorism Response: Infrastructure and Risk Analysis


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