March 23, 2020
Dr. Ali Tabidian
With great sadness we share that our colleague Dr. Ali Tabidian, retired Professor of Geology, died on March 16 due to pancreatic cancer. Ali taught at CSUN for over 30 years between 1988-2018, during which time he was a valued member of our department. He received his PhD from the University of Nebraska in 1987, and started his professorship at CSUN in 1988. He taught courses in Hydrogeology, Groundwater Computer Modeling, Environmental Geology, Hydrogeochemistry, and Geology of Planet Earth, among others. He advised 12 MS theses as well as numerous undergraduate theses during his time at CSUN. As a member of the department, he served on numerous committees and was the department chair from 2007-2008. He was a mentor to many and a friend to all. After his retirement in 2018, he moved to Poway, CA to be near his family. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. The Tabidian Family hopes to have a memorial service next Fall in Northridge.