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In Memoriam - Dr. Doug Yule

October 19, 2022

Photo of Dr. Doug Yule

Our colleague Dr. Doug Yule passed away on October 1, 2022.  He succumbed to the cancer that he had been battling over the past 10+ years.  He was surrounded by friends and family during his last few days. Doug arrived at CSUN in 1999 after completing his education at Pomona College, U. Wyoming, and Caltech. He taught countless classes at the upper and lower division levels, and was most passionate about the field and structural geology curriculum in our department.  His research focused on earthquake hazards along the Southern San Andreas fault, although he worked in Pakistan, Oregon, and throughout California. Doug gave his heart and soul to the department over his career, and was committed to student success through teaching and research.  

Doug’s family has established a memorial fund in his name to benefit CSUN Geological Sciences. To make a contribution, please visit the CSUN Doug Yule Memorial Field Camp Fund at: If you are interested in attending a memorial service for Doug, please contact us via email at or call the department office at (818) 677-3541.