Faculty

Faculty Research and Accomplishments

Current Faculty

Teaching Faculty Specialization Contact

Eddie Bairam

Lecturer

M.A. CSULB, 2017

human, cultural, political, and historical geography, sports geographies, Europe, Middle East

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Hyowon Ban

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Ohio State, 2009

cartography, geovisualization, GIS, uncertainty, exurbanization, dance, music

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Austin Beahm (on leave 2019-2020)

Lecturer

M.A. CSULB, 2009

Latin America, international development, cultural geography, ethnography, photojournalism

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Norman Carter

Lecturer

Ph.D. SDSU/UCSB, 2014

urban geography, gentrification, human diversity, East Asia, California, Los Angeles

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Suzanne Dallman

Professor, MA Graduate Advisor

Ph.D., UCLA, 2001

watersheds, hydrology, physical geography, environmental geography, water resource policy, sustainability

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Joseph Diminutto

Lecturer

M.A. CSULB, 2016

human and cultural geography, emotional geography, philosophy of geography, qualitative methodologies

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PH1-211

Deshonay Dozier

Assistant Professor

PH.D. CUNY Graduate Center 2019

housing and homelessness, property, policing and incarceration, critical race and gender studies, Los Angeles, alternative communities

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Lily House-Peters

Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Advisor

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2016

water governance, water security, sustainability science, climate resilience, political ecology, environmental justice, conservation, US-Mexico border, Latin America

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Gary Hytrek

Professor

Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA, 1996

globalization, restructuring, and community development; globalization and democracy; social geography, urban policy, Latin America

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Christine L. Jocoy

Professor

Ph.D., Penn State, 2004

urban geography, land use planning, city politics, urban environmental sustainability, housing and homelessness, and Long Beach history

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Paul Laris

Professor & Department Chair

Ph.D., Clark, 2002

cultural and political ecology, remote sensing, global environmental change, landscape ecology, Africa

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Unna Lassiter

Lecturer

Ph.D., USC, 2000

political geography, the Intelligence Community, sacred places, migration and privileged expatriation, nature-society relations, human security, Iran, Sri Lanka

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Linna Li

Associate Professor

Ph.D., UC, Santa Barbara, 2010

GIScience, urban GIS, spatial analysis, geographic data quality

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David A. Pepper

Lecturer

Ph.D., LSU, 2000

physical geography, coastal geomorphology, climatology, climate change

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Christine M. Rodrigue

Professor

Ph.D., Clark, 1987

biogeography, ecology, and environmental change; hazards, sustainability, and resilience; quantitative analysis; Martian geomorphology

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Dmitrii Sidorov

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Minnesota, 1998

urban geography, cultural geography, political geography, historical geography, the geography of religion, and Russia and the former USSR

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Deborah Thien

Interim Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Affiliated Faculty, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Ph.D., Edinburgh, 2005

feminist geography; emotion, health and well-being in rural, remote and/or northern places; feminist and cultural theory; qualitative methodologies

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Suzanne P. Wechsler

Professor & Director, MSGISci Masters Program

Ph.D. State University of New York

College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 2000

Geographic Information Science (GISci), spatial analysis, terrain analysis, watershed hydrology

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Scott Winslow

Lecturer and GIS Lab Manager

M.A. CSULB, 2014

GIS applications in the natural sciences, low-altitude remote sensing, digital image processing, meteorology and climatology, physical geography

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Angela Wranic

Lecturer

Ph.D. Texas State University, San Marcos, 2016

geographic education, online education, physical geography, environmental science, world regional geography, US & Canada

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Retired Faculty

Retired Faculty Specialization Contact

James R. Curtis

Professor

Ph.D., UCLA, 1978

cultural and urban geography, Latin America, US-Mexican borderlands, ethnic diversity in the US  

Molly Debysingh

Professor Emerita

Ph.D., Syracuse, 1970

Cultural geography, political geography, international development, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America

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Frank Gossette

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. UCLA, 1980

GIS, computer cartography, geographic analysis, urban-economic geography, Europe, and East Asia

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Edward Karabenick

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. U. of Michigan, 1962

Urban geography, North Africa, Middle East, Europe

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John Kimura

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Tokyo Toritsu

climatology and meteorology, East Asia

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Christopher Lee

Professor

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1990

Remote sensing, physical geography, applications of geospatial techniques to emergency management and national intelligence operations, geospatial workforce development, and landscape and terrain analysis.

 

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Richard Outwater

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Minnesota, 1974

Urban geography, Southern California, urban studies

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Joel Splansky

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., UCLA, 1971

Cultural, environmental management, travel and tourism, Sub-Saharan Africa, California, methods of landscape analysis

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Judith Tyner

Professor Emerita

Ph.D., UCLA, 1974

Cartography, historical cartography, cartographic design, map and air photo interpretation

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Jean D. Wheeler

Professor Emerita

Ph.D., UCLAS, 1971

Pacific Ocean area, biogeography, U.S. and Canada, teaching methods, and organizing bicycle tours

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James Woods

Retired FT Lecturer

M.A., CSULB

Cartography, geographic information systems

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