Faculty and Staff


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Dr. Bobich regularly teaches Nature as Model (RS 520) in the MSRS program. He 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.

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Dr. Brown is a Professor of Landscape Architecture and an adjunct faculty member at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. He has previously served as Director of the Lyle Center and Interim Dean for the College of Environmental Design.

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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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Elektra teaches "Shaping a Sustainable Future" (RS 303) in the Regenerative Studies minor. Her specialties are sustainability communications, community building, institutional sustainability, green building, and sustainability in art and design.

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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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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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As a socio-cultural anthropologist Denise Lawrence teaches in the area of behavioral factors. Her research interests focus on socio-cultural aspects of vernacular and modern housing, historic preservation and resource consumption.

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Dr. Lee teaches Regenerative Technologies (RS 530) in the MSRS program. He is a lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the College of Engineering.

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

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Shafahi received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UC Riverside. She teaches at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering.

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Dr. Wu teaches research methods seminar at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. She is a professor and chair of the Department of Geography and Anthropology at the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences where she teaches courses in climatology, multimedia mapping, GIS environmental modeling, physical geography, and California geography.


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.

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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.


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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