Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Business 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.


James Bowling, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise
Quadratic Jordan algebras, undergraduate statistics pedagogy, the use of metrics in sport, discrete mathematics

Dr. Jim Bowling graduated from Oglethorpe University after thoroughly enjoying his four years as an undergraduate at the small, liberal arts college. His experiences with his professors inspired him to pursue his PhD in mathematics and become a professor himself. Since receiving his PhD in 2002, Dr. Bowling has taught mathematics at the undergraduate level in both traditional and online settings.

He enjoys working with students at all levels of understanding and his efforts in the physical and online classrooms have resulted in him receiving two separate teaching awards. He also has designed an online math course in real analysis and has consulted on the re-design of several other online math courses. Dr. Bowling enjoys many other activities besides teaching and thinking about mathematics. These include playing and watching basketball, watching movies of all types, and reading non-fiction and comic books. It should be mentioned, though, that far and away, Dr. Bowling's favorite pastime is hanging out with his wife and their four sons.

Educational Background

PhD, mathematics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; MA, mathematics, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC; BS, mathematics, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA

Courses Taught
  • MATH 1200 - Algebra
  • MATH 1215 - Calculus


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