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.
Mark Yokoyama, MA
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Mark Yokoyama was born and raised in the City of Los Angeles. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 and has worked for the California Police Departments of La Palma, Newark, Cypress and Alhambra. During his career he has worked various assignments and ranks, including Chief of Police of the Cypress Police Department and currently is the Chief of Police for the Alhambra Police Department.
Mark has been in the field of education since 1991 and has been an adjunct faculty member for Ohlone College, Fullerton College and Golden West College. In addition he has spoken before hundreds of groups and organizations on various law enforcement related topics.
Mark is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University, LAPD Leadership Program, and California P.O.S.T. Command College.
MA Leadership, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; MA Behavioral Science, California State University, Dominguez Hills; BA Public Administration, University of LaVerne, California; AA Golden West College, California.
- LGL 2101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
- LGL 2128 - Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
- LGL 2210 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
- LGL 2228 - Homeland Security
- LGL 2415 - Criminal Law
- LGL 2518 - Introduction to Terrorism
- LGL 2521 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
- LGL 2525 - Administrative Office Procedures in Criminal Justice
- LGL 2531 - Law Enforcement and the Community