Teaching

At CSUCI, I teach the following courses in the Environmental Science and Resource Management program:

  • ESRM 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science and Resource Management
  • ESRM 205 - Principles of Sustainability
  • ESRM 329 - Environmental Law and Policy
  • ESRM 351 - Field Methods
  • ESRM 464 - Land Use Planning and Open Space Management
  • ESRM 496 - Spring Speaker Series & Seminar

Hiking with students in a coastal science, law, and policy course.

A key value I focus on in all my courses is ENGAGEMENT. Whether it is with people, places, policies, or processes and whether it happens in the classroom or in the field, learning to engage with the world around us and its natural and social systems is a critical skill.

Students are measuring the impacts of a seawall on the width and shape of a popular beach.

California's coast, which I love and study is a fantastic "laboratory" in which to practice engagement!

Martin's Beach, in San Mateo County, is the site of an ongoing controversy over the public's right of access to public trust tidelands through private property.

There is much to learn outside of California as well. Here, we are viewing the ocean entry of lava from the current Kilauea eruption with the Earth Systems Field Program students in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is the newest coastline in the world!