At CSUCI, I teach the following courses in the Environmental Science and Resource Management program. (Hyperlinked course titles connect to sample course syllabi.)

  • Introduction to Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM 100)

  • Principles of Sustainability (ESRM 205)

  • Environmental Law and Policy (ESRM 329)

  • Field Methods (ESRM 351)

  • Land Use Planning and Open Space Management (ESRM 464)

  • Spring Speaker Series & Seminar (ESRM 496)

  • Capstone Preparation (ESRM 491)

  • Capstone (ESRM 499)

  • Student Research Practicum on Coastal Access Equity During the Coronavirus (UNIV 498-02)

N.B., Course syllabi are available to CSUCI community only; otherwise, I am happy to provide them by request.

Observing sea lions on Santa Rosa Island in ESRM 351 Field Methods.

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!

"...and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks..." - Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are, 1963

"This is the sea, so wild and free." - Julia Donaldson, The Snail and the Whale, 2003