Geoscience and Environment (323) 343-2220

Kim M. Bishop
Professor of Geology; M.S., CSU Northridge and Los Angeles; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-2409
E-mail: kbishop@calstatela.edu

  • Engineering geology
  • Landslides and related mass wasting phenomena
  • Miocene Mega-Avalanche deposits of the Eastern Mojave desert area

Daniel Borough
Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Analysis; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Contact: (323) 343-2222
E-mail: dboroug@calstatela.edu

  • Urban geography
  • Residential segregation and its affects on community
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Population and migration

Sin Fong Han
Emeritus Professor of Geography; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Contact: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: shan2@calstatela.edu

  • Location analysis
  • Population geography
  • China and Southeast Asia

Fluent in: Mandarin, Cantonese, Hainanese.


Richard Hurst
Emeritus Professor of Geology; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2410
E-mail: rhurst@calstatela.edu

  • Geochemistry and environmental geochemistry
  • Geology of the solar system, involving Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the Moon
  • Environmental/exploration studies
  • Planetary geology using remote sensing
  • Forensic geochemistry and mineralogy

John A. Kirchner
Emeritus Professor of Geography; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Contact: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: jkirchn@calstatela.edu

  • Transportation
  • Tropical and plantation agriculture
  • Geography of Latin America
  • Rail transport, past and present

Steve LaDochy
Emeritus Professor of Geography; Ph.D., University of Manitoba
Contact: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: sladoch@calstatela.edu

  • Climatology and meteorology
  • Thunderstorm phenomena and synoptic climatology
  • Air pollution
  • Weather forecasting
  • Urban climates
  • West Coast climatic phenomenon known as “June Gloom”
  • Long-term climate prediction using atmospheric and oceanic indicators

Stephen Mulherin
Assistant Professor of Geography; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Contact: (323) 343-2041

  • Urban geography, schools and housing
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Cultural landscape
  • Anglo-America and Eastern Europe
  • Residential and commercial architecture

Dave Mayo
Assistant Professor of Geology; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-2420
E-mail: dmayo@calstatela.edu

  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Development of science instructional materials
  • Virtual Earthquake web-based learning activity
  • Los Angeles River

Gary A. Novak
Emeritus Professor of Geology; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Contact: (323) 343-2406
E-mail: gnovak@calstatela.edu

  • Mineralogy
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Computer applications in geology
  • Mineral specimens in California
  • Virtual Earthquake web-based learning activity

Linda O’Hirok
Adjunct Faculty of Geography; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Contact: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: geog@calstatela.edu

  • Physical land features of California and Arizona
  • Arid lands and the effect of running water on dry land surface

Hong-lie Qiu
Associate Professor of Geography; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.
Contact: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: hqui@calstatela.edu

  • Biogeography
  • Computer/GIS applications in environmental studies
  • Remote sensing
  • Quaternary studies

Fluent in: Mandarin.


Hengchun Ye
Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Analysis; Ph.D., University of Delaware
Contact: (323) 343-2229
E-mail: hye2@calstatela.edu

  • Hydroclimatology
  • Synoptic climatology
  • Climate change
  • Regional climate variability and change in high latitude regions
  • Snow accumulation and river discharges over Siberia

Fluent in: Chinese (Mandarin and Wenzhou).


Killian P. H. Ying
Professor of Geography; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Contact: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: kying@calstatela.edu

  • Medical geography
  • Population geography
  • Urban geography
  • Geography of health care, supply and demand of physicians, and medical education

Fluent in: Cantonese.