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Geography and City and Regional Planning

Faculty

 

Professor and Chair

calvarese

Office: Science 182B
Office Phone: 559.278.2836
Email: mcalvare@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
GEOG 167: People/ Places ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 167: People/ Places  ARR   DGT CAMP

Office Hours: By appointment only 

Biosketch

Dr. Calvarese joined the department in 2000 and is a full professor.  She received a Ph.D. in geography from Texas A & M University, a M.A. in geography from West Chester University, and a B.A. in geography from Villanova University.  Her primary research area is human geography, specializing in medical and cultural geography.  She teaches a variety of human geography courses, as well as courses in city and regional planning.  She has done extensive fieldwork in East Africa and East Asia researching diffusion patterns of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.  Her current work focuses on global interpretations of wellness, health, and beauty.  She has been serving as department chair since 2016.

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Assistant Professor

Social Science Education Credential CoordinatorNeil Conner

Office: Science 152
Office Phone:
559-278-5270
Email
nconner@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
GEOG 173: American West ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 2: Cultural Geog 11:00-11:50am MWF S147
CI 161: Mth Mtl S Scie 6:00-8:50pm M SS208

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday 12:00-2:00pm or by appointment

Biosketch

Dr. Neil Conner is an Assistant Professor of Geography at California State University, Fresno. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and he earned his B.A. in Education & History at the University of Arizona, before teaching high school social studies (World Regional Geography, AP Human Geography, and US Government) in Virginia Beach Virginia. Professor Conner earned his M.A. in International Studies at Old Dominion University and his Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Tennessee. His research interest lies at the intersection of Cultural and Political Geography, and include the following topics: sense of belonging (national and religious identities), popular geopolitics (sports), and geographic education (globalization). In addition to teaching an assortment of human geography courses, he is also the coordinator for the social science education credential program at Fresno State.  

  • Ph.D. Geography, 2015 – University of Tennessee
  • M.A. International Studies, 2011 – Old Dominion University 
  • B.A. Education & History, 2004 – University of Arizona 

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ProfessorDr. Mohan of Fresno State

Office: Science 166
Office Phone: 559.278.4857
Email: mdangi@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021:

Dr. Dangi is in Washington as a Jefferson Science Fellows

 
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Biosketch

Mohan Bahadur Dangi is an American environmental engineer, science diplomat, and a professor in the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning at California State University (CSU), Fresno with specialization in technical and social aspects of solid waste engineering and management. He is recognized internationally for curriculum development and capacity building activities in Nepal. His work has produced eight memoranda of understanding between the U.S. and Nepali universities and has developed two engineering curricula, K-12 Renewable Energy Curriculum, and promotion of environmental science and engineering education in his native country of Nepal. He has created and reinvented eight courses for California State University, Fresno and University of Wyoming. He initiated a life-changing study abroad course to third pole, Cultural Landscape and Environmental Change in the Himalayas, which brings ten U.S. students to work with ten of their Nepali peers each year. His peer-reviewed publications have proven important contributions to the discipline of waste management and environmental policy.

 

 

 

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ProfessorHongwei Dong

Office: Science 172
Office Phone: 559.278.2890
Email:  hdong@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location

GEOG 81: Intro Comm Plan

11:00-12:15pm TTH S176
GEOG 81: Intro Comm Plan Digital Campus    
GEOG 167: People/ Places Digital Campus    
GEOG 167: People/ Places Digital Campus    

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-11:00am or by appointment

Biosketch

• Education
Ph.D. in Urban Studies (2010), Portland State University
M.A. in Regional Economics (2004), Wuhan University, China                                                                                     B.E. in Urban Planning (2001), Wuhan University, China
                                                                                                       
• Specialties and research interests
Dr. Dong’s research focuses on housing and real estate development, transportation and land use, and smart and healthy cities. He has published a number of research articles in top-notch journals and received multiple research grants in these fields, including one from the National Science Foundation.

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Campus Resources:

Professor 

Office: Science 170
Office Phone: 559.278.2845
Email:  cleung@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
GEOG 4: World Geography  11:00-12:15pm  TTH S145
GEOG 4: World Geography  12:30-1:45pm  TTH S145 
GEOG 4: World Geography  1:00-1:50pm  MWF S145
GEOG 167: People/Place  2:00-2:50pm  MWF S145 

Office Hours: Monday 2:00-2:50pm and Tuesday 1:45-2:45pm

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Professor
Professor Segun

Office: Science 156
Office Phone: 559.278.6897
Email:   sogunjemiyo@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021:

Serving as Interim Dean for the College of Social Sciences

 
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Office Hours: N/A  

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Dr. Ogunjemiyo earned his doctorate degree in micrometeorology in 1999 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research interests include urban air pollution, biosphere-atmosphere intereactions and global climate change.

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Associate Professor

Dr. Wang of Fresno State

Office: Science 154
Office Phone: 559.278.6041
Email:   cwang@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
CRP 140: Econ for Planners 8:00-8:50am MWF S147
GEOG 184: Environ Planning 10:00-10:50am MWF S145
GEOG 184: Environ Planning 11:00-11:50am MWF S145

Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-10:00am

Biosketch

Chih-Hao Wang is an associate professor of the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning at California State University, Fresno, where he has taught since 2014. He received his Ph.D. (2013) and Master (2010) degrees in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on environmental planning from the perspective of natural hazard mitigation. Another of his research interest is to apply spatial statistics to analyze spatial or social interactions in the earthquake process, water management, transportation planning, and community development. His research has been published in journals in areas of environmental planning, transportation, and geography.

Education

PhD, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2013
MCRP, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2010
MA, Land Economics and Administration, National Taipei University, 2002
BA, Land Economics and Administration, National Taipei University, 2000

Research Interests

Natural Hazard Mitigation
Land-Use and Transportation Modeling
GIS and Spatial Statistics
Optimization

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Part Time

Lecturer

Sean Boyd

Office: Science 158
Office Phone: 559.278.2797
Email: seboyd@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
GEOG 115: Violent Weather ARR    DGT CAMP
GEOG 115: Violent Weather ARR    DGT CAMP
GEOG 115: Violent Weather ARR   DGT CAMP

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 9:00-10:00am, and Friday 9:00-12:00pm via Zoom

 

Biosketch

Professor Boyd is a native of Sacramento, CA, and a first-generation American. His father was from Belfast, Northern Ireland; his mother was from Konigsberg, East Prussia (now known as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad).

Post-secondary education is a second career for Professor Boyd. Most people over the age of 40 remember him from his television and radio weather broadcasts in the San Joaquin Valley for nearly three decades, in both the Bakersfield and Fresno markets. This is the second time he has lived in Fresno; he has been here since 1988.

Geographers tend to have one part of themselves in the science realm, and the other part in the social science realm; Professor Boyd is no exception. He is just as passionate about teaching World Regional Geography as he is about teaching Weather and Climate. As a first-generation American, he believes he brings a unique perspective to teaching World Regional Geography. His interest in atmospheric science goes back to the third grade. He likes to make his classes current, interesting, informative, and useful for his students, and feels that it is an honor to teach in the very same classrooms where he was an undergraduate. He is also a full-time Geography Instructor at Fresno City College.

Education

(In progress) – M.A. Interdisciplinary, 'Weather Studies,' CSU Fresno

BA, Geography, CSU Fresno

Certificate of Completion, Broadcast Meteorology Program (off campus), Mississippi State University

Research

Currently working on M.A. Interdisciplinary Thesis: The December 20, 1977 Dust and Wind Storm in Bakersfield, Kern County, CA.

Campus Resources:

Lecturer

Office: Science 170
Office Phone: 559.278.2845
Email: leroyd@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021  

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Class Time Days Location
GEOG 4: World Geography 8:00-8:50am MWF S145
ECON 25: Intro to Econ 12:30-1:45pm TTH PB012
GEOG 173: American West 2:00-3:15pm TTH S145
GEOG 173: American West 3:30-4:45pm TTH S145

Office Hours: TBD

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Lecturer

Office: Science 148
Office Phone: 559.278.2797
Email: ajfox@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021  

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Class Time Days Location

GEOG 115: Violent Weather

ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 115: Violent Weather ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 115: Violent Weather 1:00-1:50pm MWF S147

Office Hours: TBD

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Lecturer

Office: Science 164
Office Phone: 559.278.2797
Email: jeromekeene@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021  

 
Class Time Days Location
GEOG 128: Environ Pollution ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 5: Physical Geog     VRT ASYNC
GEOG 141: Data Disp Manipu     VRT ASYNC
GEOG 141: Data Disp Manipu     VRT ASYNC

Office Hours: By appointment

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Lecturer

Stuart K. McFeeters

Office: Science 148
Office Phone: 559.278.2797
Email:   smcfeeters@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
GEOG 25: Crit Think Geog ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 115: Violent Weather ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 115: Violent Weather  ARR   DGT CAMP
GEOG 128: Environ Pollution ARR   DGT CAMP 
GEOG 128: Environ Pollution 3:00-3:50pm MWF S145

Office Hours: Monday and Friday 10:00-12:00pm, Thursday 11:00-12:00pm via Zoom 

 

Biosketch

Dr. McFeeters earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, and a BA and MA in Geography at Fresno State, and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in remote sensing and climatology. He began teaching at Fresno State in spring 2006 as a lecturer. Prior to his position at Fresno State, he was the GIS Assistant at the University of California Kearney Agricultural Center for nearly five years. His teaching interests are in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Environmental Change, Physical Geography, and Violent Weather. His research interests are oriented toward the development of remote sensing and GIS analytical techniques to monitor the environment. Currently he is investigating the improved characterization of aquatic and terrestrial plant communities in wetland ecosystems.

 

Campus Resources:

Lecturer

Keith Woodcock

Office: Science 158
Office Phone: 559.278.2797
Email:  kewoodcock@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2021

 
Class Time Days Location
 CRP 110: Plan Process and Theory 11:00-11:50am MWF  S176
 GEOG 132: US Environ Law 6:00-8:50pm M S176

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-3:00pm 

 

Education

B.S., Environmental Planning and Management, UC Davis
MCRP, California State University, Fresno

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Emeritus

Professor Emeritus

Email: jamesk@csufresno.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Professor
Atmospheric Sciences and GIS

Aribilola S. Omolayo

Email:   samuelo@csufresno.edu 

 

Biosketch

Dr. Omolayo earned his doctorate degree in Geography [hydrometeorology] in 1989 from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His research interests include urban air pollution, flood studies, and global climate change, and economic impact of nonprofit organizations.

 

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