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Experts Director - Environment and Sustainability

Larry G. Allen

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-3356
email: larry.allen@csun.edu

 

James David Ballard

Department of Sociology
work: (818) 677-2009
email: james.ballard@csun.edu

  • Terrorism
  • Criminology
  • Nuclear power
  • Nuclear waste
  • Yucca Mountain, Nev., nuclear waste repository

 

Larry Baresi

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-3495
email: larry.baresi@csun.edu

  • Physiology and ecology of anaerobic bacteria—methanogens and other extremeophiles
  • Waste treatment processes
  • Ethanolics
  • Methanogenesis

 

Chhandak Basu

Department of Biology
email: chhandak.basu@csun.edu

  • Plant biotechnology
  • Genetically engineered plants
  • Biofuel
  • Plant molecular biology
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • Editor: “PCR Primer Design”

 

Peter Bellin

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
work: (818) 677-4719
email: peter.bellin@csun.edu

  • Industrial hygiene
  • Safety
  • Indoor air quality
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Hazardous waste management

 

Larry Caretto

Department of Mechanical Engineering
work: (818) 677-6448
email:

  • Fuel economy
  • Vehicle emissions
  • Air pollution
  • Energy
  • Combustion
  • Computational fluid dynamics

 

Helen Cox

Department of Geography
Institute for Sustainability
work: (818) 677-3512
email: helen.m.cox@csun.edu

  • Atmospheric science
  • Ozone hole
  • Global warming
  • Climate change
  • Remote sensing, in conjunction with NASA, JPL and the Naval Research Laboratory

 

Daniel Curtis

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
work: (818) 677-2479
email:

  • Global climate change
  • Air pollution
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry

 

Shoeleh S. Di Julio

Department of Mechanical Engineering
work: (818) 677-2496
email:

  • Combustion
  • Environmental engineering
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Thermodynamics and chemical kinetics

 

Claudia Fajardo-Lira

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
work: (818) 677-3021
email: Claudia.fajardo@csun.edu
Also speaks: Spanish

 

David Gray

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-7653
email:

  • Evolutionary ecology

 

Donna F. Hardy

Department of Psychology
work: (818) 677-4970
email:

  • Animal behavior, zoo research
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Wildlife conservation

 

Jim Hasenauer

Department of Communication Studies
work: (818) 677-2086
email:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Communication and sex roles
  • Environmental communication
  • Park and open space issues
  • Use-conflict recreation issues
  • Public participation issues
  • Mountain bicycle advocacy

 

Tom Hatfield

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
work: (818) 677-4708
email:

  • Risk communication
  • Risk assessment
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiological and toxicological studies

 

James Hill

Department of Journalism
work: (818) 677-7241 / 3135
email:

  • Broadcast news, television and radio
  • Investigative reporting
  • Environmental reporting
  • Crime reporting
  • Reporting in combat
  • Broadcast writing
  • Live reporting

 

Tim J. Karels

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-2990
email: karels@csun.edu

  • Population ecology
  • Arctic and alpine ecology
  • Rodent ecology
  • Ground squirrel and marmot biology

 

Rodica Kohn

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
work: (818) 677-4485
email:
Also speaks: French, Hebrew, Romanian, Spanish

  • Interior design
  • Architecture
  • Residential design
  • Commercial design
  • Portfolio design
  • Product design
  • Formal aspects of space as related to architecture and • interior design
  • Environmental design
  • Psychology of space
  • Sustainable and green design

  

Antonio F. Machado

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
work: (818) 677-2065
email:

  • Teratology (birth defects)
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental health
  • Genes and development
  • Gene/environmental interactions and chemical interactions in the causation of birth defects

  

Kathleen Marie Marsaglia

Department of Geological Sciences
work: (818) 677-3541/6309
email: kathie.marsaglia@csun.edu

  • Sedimentology
  • Marine geology
  • Deep ocean drilling
  • Pacific Ocean basin geology

 

Elena A. Miranda

Department of Geological Sciences
work: (818) 677-4671 / 3541 
email:

  • Mid-ocean ridges
  • Marine geology
  • Detachment faults
  • Shear zone development

 

Amalie J. Orme

Department of Geography
work: (818) 677-3864
email:

  • Flooding
  • Weather—storms
  • Landslides
  • Beach erosion
  • Fire
  • Gang prevention
  • Earthquakes and climate change in the Owens Valley

  

Stewart P. Prince

Department of Mechanical Engineering
work: (818) 677-3514
email:   

 

Robert Ryan

Department of Mechanical Engineering
work: (818) 677-4555
email: robert.ryan@csun.edu

  • Energy systems
  • Alternative energy
  • Thermodynamics
  • Design

 

Paula M. Schiffman

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-3350
email: paula.schiffman@csun.edu

  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Plant community ecology and vegetation dynamics
  • Responses of vegetation to disturbances
  • Grassland ecology
  • Role of alien species in natural communities
  • Conservation biology
  • Ecology of Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Restoration ecology

 

John Schillinger

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
work: (818) 677-3449
email:

  • Water quality
  • Indoor air quality
  • Food-borne illness
  • Measuring concentrations of airborne mold spores in indoor air

 

Owen Seiver

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
work: (818) 677-2347
email:

  • Mold and radon
  • Indoor air quality
  • Environmental health
  • Restaurant grading systems
  • Risk communication

 

Mark Steele

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-3340
email:   

 

Ali Tabidian

Department of Geological Sciences
work: (818) 677-2536 / 3541
email:
Also speaks: Persian

  • Hydrogeology
  • Rivers and streams
  • Environmental issues related to water
  • Groundwater pollution and contamination

 

Casey terHorst

Department of Biology
work: (818) 677-3352
email: casey.terhorst@csun.edu

  • Ecology and evolution of microbial communities
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Invasive species
  • Community ecology

 

 

Anubhuti Thakur

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
work: (818) 677-4962
email: anubhuti.thakur@csun.edu
Also speaks: Hindi

  • Social and psychological concerns in architecture and interior design
  • Environmental psychology

 

Veda E. Ward

Department of Recreation and Tourism Management
work: (818) 677-3202
email:
Also speaks: Spanish

  • Parks, recreation and tourism curriculum development, assessment and national accreditation
  • Women, leisure and family—work life balance
  • Community development—new urbanism, facilities, open space, human potential
  • Leisure and spirituality
  • Leisure and aging—nutrition, exercise and personal development
  • Parks and recreation—statewide master plans
  • Recruiting minorities into the parks and recreation profession

 

Erica L. Wohldmann

Department of Psychology
work: (818) 677-6676
email:
Also speaks: Spanish

  • Learning and memory
  • Cognition
  • Motor control
  • Imagery
  • Attention
  • Decision making and food choices
  • Obesity and the psychology of eating
  • Ecopsychology