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.


Chomnan Loth, DBA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Homicide, human trafficking, corrections, juvenile delinquency, organizational crime, sex offenses, terrorism, cybercrime, white-collar crime

Dr. Loth came to the United States in 1989 as a refugee from the war-torn country of Cambodia. He became a U.S. citizen in 1999. Dr. Loth has had a deep fascination with law enforcement for as long as he can remember.

Dr. Loth was hired as a police officer for the City of Newark, California in 2002. During his time as an officer, Dr. Loth worked patrol and as a detective with the Gang Violence Suppression Task Force and the Major Crimes Task Force. While on the task force, Dr. Loth specialized in gang enforcement and investigations. Dr. Loth is a court-recognized expert in the area of gangs and has testified numerous times as an expert in the Alameda and San Mateo County Superior Courts. Dr. Loth also worked as a Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Chemical Agent Instructor, Active-Shooter Instructor and as a member of the SWAT and sniper teams. Dr. Loth was promoted to police sergeant in 2011, and to lieutenant in 2014, overseeing patrol, the K9 program, the Special Enforcement Team, the Major Crimes Task Force and SWAT.

Dr. Loth earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies and a Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Long Beach. In 2014, Dr. Loth earned his Doctor of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) degree from California Southern University. Dr. Loth is a member of the following associations: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, California Peace Officers’ Association, Peace Officers Research Association of California, California Association of Tactical Officers, National Tactical Officers Association, American Sniper Association, California Gang Investigator’s Association and the California Narcotic Officers’ Association.

He enjoys spending his free time with his family, friends, going for walks and being in the outdoors. Dr. Loth also has a passion for fishing.

Educational Background

DBA, California Southern University, Irvine, California; MS and BS, emergency services, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California;

Courses Taught
  • CAP 89000 - Graduate Capstone Project
  • LE 86500 - Organizational Leadership Communication
  • LE 86520 - Budgeting Development Analysis
  • LE 86530 - Homeland Security: Strategic Application
  • LE 86590 - Administration of Police Executive Systems
  • LE 86600 - Cultural Competency in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2128 - Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • LGL 2412 - Drugs and Substance Abuse
  • LGL 2531 - Law Enforcement and the Community


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