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.


Roy Sumpter, NMD

Faculty Mentor, Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Behavioral medicine, the mind-body connection


Dr. Sumpter has served as an associate director for a youth program in Florida, working with children who had run afoul of the law. Over the years, he has taught on the university level, rising to the level of full professor. Dr. Sumpter has also directed a residential facility for boys with behavioral problems.

Today, in addition to teaching, he does private counseling, serves as an expert witness on behalf of the Social Security Administration, and is developing a website on behavioral medicine ( He grew up in Seattle, Washington and loves his work, which he also considers his hobby.

Educational Background

NMD Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Washington; PhD and MS Home Economics, Florida State University, Tallahassee; BA Bible, Bob Jones University, South Carolina

Courses Taught
  • NS 1105 - General Biology
  • PSY 89998B - Doctoral Project IV
  • PSY 89999 - Doctoral Project V


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