Faculty and Staff

Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Steven Archambault is an assistant professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Food Industry Management at the College of Agriculture. He teaches at RS 5250 (Foundations in Regeneration) at the Lyle Center.

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Assistant Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Blair is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology. He teaches Regenerative Social Practices (RS 5150) and the Community Practice Laboratory (RS 5170L) in the MSRS program. He holds a Ph.D.

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Professor

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Landscape Architecture. He has previously served as Director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies and Interim Dean for the College of Environmental Design. He currently teaches in both the MLA and BSLA program.

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Lecturer

Jake Chevrier is trained as both an architect and engineer. His work has spanned many sectors of the green building industry including: natural building, commercial solar design, sustainable campus planning, water harvesting and reuse, daylighting, and early schematic design analysis.

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Associate Professor

Dr. Conway-Gomez regularly teaches Regenerative Concepts and Social Practices (RS 510) in the MSRS program. Her research interests are natural resource conservation from social and ecological perspectives; Latin American resource conservation; and cross-cultural research.

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Lecturer

Travis Falstad been working in the gaming and simulation space for nearly 15 years. At present, he runs the Learning Experience Design group at Talespin where they are building new AR and VR training programs to change the way we engage, educate, and empower the next generation of our workforce.

Lecturer

Dr. Kevin Grell is an adjunct faculty teaching Finance at the College of Business. He is the CEO of Los Angeles-based APEN Designs, Inc., a firm specializing in crowdfunding marketing. He teaches RS 4990 (Sustainable Economics) at the Lyle Center.

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Lecturer

Eric Carbonnier, Ph.D., is an architect and Vice President of Sustainability at HMC Architects focused on energy conservation strategies leading to zero-net energy architecture and regenerative futures.

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Lecturer

Andrew Kanzler is an alumni of the Landscape Architecture undergraduate program at CPP and the Regenerative Studies graduate program at CPP where he brought three water buffalo to the Lyle Center for his graduate thesis.

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Lecturer

Douglas Kent is an author, activist, educator, and specialist in ecological land management. He is the Principal of Douglas Kent + Associates and Adjunct Professor at the John Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.

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Lecturer

Timothy Kohut, AIA, is Director of Sustainable Design for National Community Renaissance, a regional Developer/Builder of affordable housing. In his role, he focuses on high performance sustainability and zero net energy.

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Associate Professor

Dr. Teresa Lloro earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Redlands (Summa cum laude), followed by her Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2009 and her PhD in Education, Society, and Culture from the University of California, Riverside in 2014. Her current research is focused on the intersections of local food justice activism and education.

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Lecturer

Cybele Lyle is a California-based artist whose installation, video and 2D work reconstructs the architecture and natural environment around her into an alternate vision of interior and exterior space.

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Professor

Dr. Marshall is a professor of geology in the Department of Geological Sciences at the College of Science. His specialty areas are geomorphology, neotectonics, geologic hazards, watershed restoration, and coastal geology.

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Lecturer

Michelle McFadden is an alumni of the Regenerative Studies program and is the Principal of ReGen Consulting where she helps clients incorporate regenerative concepts into their projects. She teaches RS1110 Introduction to Regenerative Studies and RS 3010 Life Support Processes.

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Professor

Dr. Mitchell teaches planning law, environmental planning, and seminars. His research concerns property rights and ecological integrity.

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Lecturer

Beth Ann (Morrison) Falstad holds a PhD in Sustainability from Arizona State University. Her art and research combines participatory design with qualitative methods to gain understanding of how groups can co-create sustainable futures.

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Lecturer

Clay Noss is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California - Berkeley.

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Professor

Michael Reibel is a Professor of Geography at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is an urban geographer and demographer with research expertise in neighborhood scale social demography, neighborhood effects in public health and geographic information systems (GIS).

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Lecturer

For the past 25 years, Behn has devoted his professional and academic life to the pursuit of meaningful ways of combining art and technology. He is currently the Director for Machine Inspired Art (MIA), a multi-disciplinary design and fabrication studio in Los Angeles.

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Lecturer

Dr. Steven Sandifer is a designer, researcher and educator living in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Los Angeles, California.

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Lecturer

Jason Selwitz, Ph.D., is Dean of Applied Technology at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. He seeks to integrate climate science content along with adaptation and mitigation policy and technology into the curricula.

Lecturer

Claudia Serrato is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the College of Education and Integrative Studies.

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Lecturer

Nathan Walworth, Ph.D., is an entrepreneurial climate scientist and futurist whose work lies at the intersection of climate, exponential technologies, cannabis, regenerative design, culture prediction, and the earth microbiome.

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Lecturer

Karelaine is a cross-disciplinary designer and educator with a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the University of Missouri and a master's in landscape architecture from the University of Southern California.

Lecturer

Phillip Wolf teaches RS 3010 (Life Support Processes) at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. In the past he also taught a seminar/lab on the applications of regenerative studies in community, energy, food, water, waste and biotic systems.

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Professor
Interim Director, Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Pablo La Roche is Professor of Architecture. He is also Sustainable Design Leader at CallisonRTKL. He has an Architecture and Masters of Science degree from Universidad del Zulia and a PhD in Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles.

Staff

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Agroecologist

Jillian Gomez is the site technician at the Lyle Center, where she is responsible for the care and management of a 16-acre site that include various edible gardens, orchards and perennial plantings.

Administrative Support Coordinator

Karen Mitchell is the main contact for the Center for Regenerative Studies main office. She handles all incoming questions and coordinates the scheduling system for the center.

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