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Faculty Profiles

Full-Time and Emeritus Faculty

Karina Garbesi – Professor
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley (Energy and Resources Group)
Interests: renewable energy, sustainable urban environments, environmental science and policy
Courses: Energy & Society, Environmental Resource Analysis, Sustainable Resource Management
On Leave 2013-14: Visiting Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

David Larson - Professor and Chair
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley (Geography)
Interests: historical geography, environmental history, environmental impacts, American West
Courses: Historical Geography of North America, Literature & Research Methods, Environmental Field

Michael Lee – Professor
Ph.D., London School of Economics (Geography)
Interests: sustainability, water resources, natural resources management, Latin America
Courses: Water Resources & Management, Sustainable Development, Food, Culture & Environment

Gary Li – Professor
Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo (Geography)
Interests: physical geography, hydrology and hydraulics, GIS, soils
Courses: Foundations of GIS, Applications of GIS, Physical Geography, Environmental Studies

Scott Stine – Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley (Geography)
CSU East Bay’s Outstanding Professor Award – 2005
Interests: geomorphology, paleoclimatology, biogeography, water resources
Courses: Climate Change, Physical Landscape Analysis, Physical Geography, California

David Woo – Associate Professor
Ph.D., U.C. Santa Barbara (Geography)
Interests: cartography, remote sensing, aerial photography, Asian American demography, China
Courses: Cartography, Air-Photo Interpretation, Cultural Geography, China & Japan

Part-Time Faculty

Elena Givental – Lecturer
Ph.D., U.C. Davis (Geography)
Interests: economic geography, physical geography, natural resources, Asia
Courses: Economic and Resource Geography, Physical Geography, Southeast Asia

Ellen Woodard – Lecturer
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley (Wildland Resource Science)
Interests: biogeography, field methods, resource management, wildlife conservation strategies
Courses: Energy & Society, Applied Field Studies, Sustainable Resource Management, California

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