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Dr. Kyle D. Brown Kyle D. Brown, Ph.D., ASLA
Director, John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

(909) 869-5178
kdbrown@csupomona.edu
www.csupomona.edu/~kdbrown/

Dr. Brown has served as Director of the Center since 2004 and regularly teaches Methods and Applications in Regenerative Studies (RS 540) and Nature as Model (RS 520) in the MSRS program.  He is currently engaged in the following research initiatives:

  • Climate change action and greenhouse gas reduction strategies
  • Participatory learning and action to advance ecological sovereignty
  • Sustainable strategies and practices in developing regions
  • Sustainability indicators, measurement, and analysis

Dr. Brown serves as Chair for the University's Environmental SustainabilityTask Force at Cal Poly Pomona, and has worked with colleagues and students on the development of the campus climate action plan.  He received a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Landscape Architecture and Ph.D. in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts.

Denise Lawrence Denise Lawrence, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator , John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
Professor, Department of Architecture

(909) 869-2674
dllawrence2@csupomona.edu

Dr. Lawrence has served as Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Science in Regenerative Studies program since 2003 and was one of the original members of the Lyle Center Design Team in 1986.  Dr. Lawrence is an anthropologist and teaches core graduate program courses including: Regenerative Practices (RS 501); Regenerative Concepts and Social Practices (RS 510L); and Coalition Building (RS 640).  Her research interests focus on:

  • Socio-cultural approaches to establishing regenerative living
  • Sustainable communities, indigenous/vernacular architecture, and attachment to place (the sustainability of historically preserved bungalows)
  • Domestic consumption, conspicuous and “inconspicuous” (energy and water)
  • Multi group collaboration processes

Dr. Lawrence also teaches in the Architecture Department where she specializes in human behavior aspects of design.  She has co-edited an anthology,The Anthropology of Space and Place (Blackwell, 2003) and is the author of numerous articles on the vernacular architecture of rural southern Portugal.   Dr. Lawrence received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Southern California, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside.

Ed Bobich Ed Bobich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

(909) 869-4053
egbobich@csupomona.edu

Dr. Bobich regularly teaches Nature as Model (RS 520) in the MSRS program. His current research interests include:

  • Carbon sequestration in landscape plantings
  • Desert ecosystems
  • Native ecosystem regeneration

Dr. Bobich received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Population and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado, and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His postdoctoral work included research with Columbia University at Biosphere 2 Center.

Kristen Conway-Gomez Kristen Conway-Gomez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology

(909) 869-2674
dllawrence2@csupomona.edu

Dr. Conway-Gomez regularly teaches Regenerative Concepts and Social Practices (RS 510) in the MSRS program.  Her research interests focus on:

  • Natural resource conservation from social and ecological perspectives
  • Latin American resource conservation
  • Cross cultural research

Dr. Conway-Gomez received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies from Macalester College, and her M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Florida.

Doug Kent Douglas Kent, MS, MLA
Lecturer

(909) 869-5155
newair@mindspring.com

Douglas Kent teaches Current Applications in Regenerative Studies (RS 414) and Life Support Systems (RS 301). His particular focus is ecological land management. Kent has thirty years of field experience, written four books, worked on four public education campaigns, published over 50 articles, and has worked hundreds of landscapes throughout California.

Kent’s books are: Ocean Friendly Gardens: A how-to gardening guide to help restore a healthy coast and ocean (Surfrider Foundation 2010). Firescaping: Creating fire-resistant landscapes, gardens, and properties in California’s diverse environments (Wilderness Press 2005), A New Era of Gardening: A book on gardening for oxygen and a healthier atmosphere (Garden Shed Productions 2001), and A Guide to Your Natives (Newport/Mesa School District 1989).

For the last 15 years he has run a business that specializes in ecological land management. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from Cal State Long Beach, a Master of Science in Regenerative Studies and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona.

Pablo LaRoche Pablo La Roche, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
(909) 869-2700
pmlaroche@csupomona.edu

www.csupomona.edu/~pmlaroche/

Dr. La Roche regularly teaches Regenerative Technologies (RS 530) in the MSRS program. His current research interests include:

  • low energy architecture, emphasizing passive heating and cooling systems
  • sustainable, affordable housing, particularly for less developed countries
  • carbon neutral architectural design

Dr. La Roche is currently writing a book on carbon neutral design and is actively engaged with the Habitat 21 housing prototype for Tijuana, experimenting with low cost housing solutions for less developed countries. He has an Architecture and Masters of Science degree from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Yam Lee Yam Y. Lee, Sc. D.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering

(909) 869-2622
yylee@csupomona.edu

Dr. Lee teaches Regenerative Technologies (RS 530) in the MSRS program. His current research interests include:

  • biomass conversion to fuels
  • renewable energies
  • hydrogen generation, storage and utilization
  • global sustainability and climate change
  • water purification

Dr. Lee is co-editor of Integrated Assessment of Sustainable Energy Systems in China (Kluwer, 2003). He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and an Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Jeff Marshall Jeff Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

(909) 869-3461
marshall@csupomona.edu

Dr. Marshall teaches Current Applications in Regenerative Studies (RS 414) with a focus on watershed restoration as well as courses in geomorphology and tectonics. He as a Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Science in Earth Sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from Penn State University.

Dr. Jerry Mitchell Jerry V. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

(909) 869-4656
jvmitchell@csupomona.edu

Dr. Mitchell teaches Global Regenerative Systems (RS 302) in the Center's minor program, as well as courses in planning law and environmental planning. His research concerns property rights and ecological integrity. He has a BS from the University of Illinois, a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lisa Nelson Lisa Nelson , Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science

(909) 869-4739
lnelson@csupomona.edu
www.csupomona.edu/~lnelson/

Dr. Nelson teaches Organization for Regenerative Practices (RS 303) in the Center's minor program, as well as courses in environmental politics and policy. Her research interests include public policy analysis, administration, and interorganizational networks. She has a BA from Brown University, an MA in Geography and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University.

Dr. Lin Wu Lin Wu , Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology

(909) 869-3578
lwu@csupomona.edu
www.csupomona.edu/~lwu/web/

Dr. Wu currently teaches research methods courses in the MSRS program (RS 550 & RS 650), and has also taught Nature as Model (RS 520). Her current research interests include:

  • Urban climate modeling and simulation
  • GIS and remote sensing application in studying urban (physical) environments
  • Spatial environmental modeling and its application in science and environmental education
  • Geographic perspectives on sustainability issues in California
  • Online teaching and learning

Dr. Wu co-authored a text book entitled California Eclectic: A Topical Geography, with Dr. Richard Hyslop and Dr. Sara Garver. She has a B.Sc. and MS from East China Normal University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angleles.

Dan Yuhasz Dan Yuhasz
Lecturer

(909) 869-5155
dfyuhasz@csupomona.edu

Dan Yuhasz regularly teaches Sustainable Communities (RS 450) in the Center’s minor program. Dan is a food systems planner who has been involved in community organizing around various national, regional, state and local food and agricultural issues over the last 15 years. He has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His area of interdisciplinary research is in sustainable agricultural economies, food justice, and food systems. Dan is advisor to the Cal Poly Pomona Food Justice Club and the Green Team, the University's environmental club. Dan has previously worked for the Department of Defense, in the Planning Department of the City of Ontario, and as a consultant for the Southern California Agricultural Land Foundation.