Advisory Board 

Geography Director

Dr. Peggy HauseltDr. Peggy Hauselt (Ph.D., Geography, UC Davis, 2007) is currently the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies, Director of Geography, and Program Director of the Master in Interdisciplinary Studies.  



Dr. José R. Díaz-GarayúaDr. José R. Díaz-Garayúa (Ph.D., Geography, Kent State University, 2008) is an Associate Professor of Human Geography and Geographic Information (GIS) Systems and Director of the GIS. He serves as Co-Editor for the journal California Geographer and as a board member of the CSU GIS Specialty Center.  His research focuses on inequities with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and place.   

Dr. Alison McNallyDr. Alison McNally (Ph.D., Geography, UC Davis, 2014) is an Associate Professor at the Geography Program. Dr. McNally is interested in water accessibility and sustainability issues.  Her research is influenced by Biogeography, Geomorphology, Landscape Ecology, and Geospatial Science.



College Representative

Dr. Melanie MartinDr. Melanie Martin (Ph.D., Computer Science, New Mexico State University, 2005) is a Professor of Computer Science.  Dr. Martin research's interests are related to:  Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Health Informatics, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing.

College Representative | Natural Sciences | 2019 - 2021.  

VacantDr. Julia Sankey (Ph.D., Geology/Vertebrate Paleontology, Louisiana State University, 1998) is a Professor of Geology/Paleobiology.  Dr. Sankey is currently a Sustainability Fellow on the Counsel of Sustainable Futures (2019 - 2021). She had a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Alberta, Canada.  Dr. Sankey has authored two books and 25 articles and book chapters among other achievements.  Dr. Sankey, and seven others, started the Turlock Community Gardens in 2020, a new non-profit whose mission is to help establish community gardens (vegetable & native plants) in Turlock.   

College Representative | Natural Sciences | 2020 - 2022.


Community Member

No ImageDarrell Cordova worked as a teacher before becoming a farmer.  The Cordova Family has embraced new technology in their farm such as micro-sprinklers.  The Cordova Family has been instrumental in the development of CASA.