Dedicated Faculty Mentors

School of Behavioral Sciences Faculty

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences are skilled and experienced clinicians 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 clinical practice today.

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


Michael Schwartz, MA

Faculty Mentor, General Education

Areas of Interest and Expertise
General education, technical writing, business communications

Michael Schwartz received a MA in Professional Writing and a BS in Technical Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He began his education studying chemical engineering and biomedicine but then decided that he enjoyed writing about science and technology far more than working in a lab environment. In addition to his background in engineering, Michael completed concentrations in both desktop publishing and gender studies.

As a technical and professional writer, Michael has written hundreds of press releases, process memos, operations guides, proposals, statements of work, and other technical documents for a variety of customers in a variety of industries. Michael is also a former tutor of computing skills, including basic computing and the Internet. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his pets, listening to music, and watching movies.

Educational Background

MA Professional Writing and BS Technical Writing, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

Courses Taught
  • BUS 2405 - Career Management and Personal Marketing
  • BUS 2414 - Business Communications
  • ENG 1101 - English Composition I
  • ENG 1102 - English Composition II
  • ENG 1200 - American Literature
  • ENG 14 - Undergraduate Academic Writing Skills
  • ENG 1406 - Professional & Technical Writing
  • ENG 60 - Graduate Academic Writing & Research Skills
  • LDR 2125 - Leadership Communication
  • LDR 2490 - Nonverbal Communications in Leadership


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