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.


Jacquie Lewis, PhD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Dream content, significant life experiences of social activists, human/animal relationships, Buddhism, consciousness studies


Dr. Lewis returned to school in mid-life to receive her PhD in psychology, with an emphasis in consciousness and spirituality. In addition to her position as faculty mentor at CalSouthern, she teaches psychology at Northcentral University, University of Phoenix, and Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, where Dr. Lewis is interim co-director of the Dream Studies Certificate Program. She has also taught parapsychology and communication at Governors State University and Central College.

Dr. Lewis is the president of SPEAK (Supporting and Promoting Ethics for the Animal Kingdom), an all-volunteer national animal rights humane education speakers bureau. She also is an editor with the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

She is a runner, yoga practitioner, and meditator, attending Buddhist retreats at least twice a year. She also enjoys documentaries and reading non-fiction and historical fiction. An animal lover, Dr. Lewis has a Shetland Sheepdog, a Welsh Pembroke Corgi, an African Grey parrot named Opus, a Brazilian Cardinal, and a box turtle.

Educational Background

PhD Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, California; MA Communication Science with Emphasis in Interpersonal Communication, Governors State University, Illinois: BA Public Information, Columbia College, Illinois

Courses Taught
  • PSY 87530 - Dream Analysis
  • PSY 87709 - Foundations of Humanistic Psychology


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