Geography and Anthropology

Faculty & Staff

James J. A. Blair

Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-5085
  • office locationBuilding 5-144
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Kristen Conway-Gómez, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-3208
  • office locationBuilding 5-148
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Ann E. Danis

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-5264
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Amy Dao

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-3303
  • office locationBuilding 5 - 142
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Sahar Derakhshan

Assistant Professor of Geography
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-5029
  • office locationBuilding 5 - 145
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Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers

Director, Honors College
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-3944
  • office location1 - 201
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Gabriel Granco

Assistant Professor of Geography
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-3576
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Kelly Huh, Ph.D.

Chair & Associate Professor of Geography
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-2424
  • office locationBuilding 5-149
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Katie M. Kinkopf

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • phone number or extension(909) 869-3584
  • office locationBuilding 5 - 140
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Lin Wu

Professor Emerita Geography
  • phone number or extension909.869.3578
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Remi Burton    

Administrative Support Coordinator

Phone: (909) 869-3569

Building 5 - 150


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Dr. Michael Reibel

Dr. Michael Reibel, Professor, Friend, Mentor, Brilliant Mind, Poet, Audacious Human Being

It is with a heavy heart we share the news that our colleague and friend, Dr. Mike Reibel, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 12, 2020. Mike’s passing is a great loss to our Geography and Anthropology Department family. Mike was a valued colleague and mentor to many – faculty, staff, and students alike. Conversations with Mike were always stimulating, whether the topic centered on his beloved children or partner, geography of urban ethnicity, social justice of drinking water access, spatial patterns of organ donors, his Sicilian heritage, a poem he was working on, or his latest batch of vegan chili.

A staunch advocate of labor unions and social justice, Mike imbued his research and teaching with these elements. He was serious about student success and took genuine interest in helping students progress. Mike spoke frankly of joy and learning gained through interactions with students in his classes, in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, and at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. 

Mike was an intellectual giant and affable colleague whose contributions to our department and the discipline of geography were numerous – more than two dozen scholarly publications, chairing the DRTP committee, acting as CFA representative, chairing the GIS advisory board, and serving on the editorial boards for Population and Environment and Progress in Transplantation. And Mike was always ready with a kind or supportive word or a quick ironic observation. 

Mike embraced life to the fullest and would admonish us for missing his important parting lesson – heed the fleeting nature of life by embracing the moment and genuinely holding those in our presence and thoughts with care, which Mike did so well.

Dr. Kun Chen

As many of you already know, our beloved colleague, professor, and dearest friend, Dr. Kun Chen passed away on October 13, 2015, after two years of fighting a late-stage cancer.  Dr. Chen was a rising scholar and a bright star in the department.  Though her time with us was short, she made a long lasting impact on the department and especially on her students.  She was an excellent teacher, an engaged mentor, a great colleague, and most of all, a very intelligent, sincere, and caring person.

We are raising funds to establish the Dr. Kun Chen Endowed Memorial Scholarship to help generations of future students who will continue what Kun started.  Our goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 in funds to establish this endowed scholarship. We hope her name will be forever associated with the department, the university, and future students she loved so much. To make a contribution to the Dr. Kun Chen Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, view the  Chen Memorial Scholarship.

Name Title Email Office Phone
Cheetham, David T. lecturer email David T. CheethamEmail Building 5 - 137 (909) 869-3583
DeLance, Lisa L. Lecturer email Lisa L. DeLanceEmail Building 5 - 137 (909) 869-3583
Delfin, Teresa E. Lecturer email Teresa E. DelfinEmail Building 5 - 131 (909) 869-3590
Gray, Alexis A. Lecturer email Alexis GrayEmail Building 5 - 137 (909) 869-4186
Headley-El, Rudolph D. Letcurer email Rudolph D. Headley-ElEmail Building 5 - 134 (909) 869-3568
Hickey, Maureen L. Lecturer email Maureen L. HickeyEmail Building 5 - 131 (909) 869-3590
Honey, Cheryl L. Lecturer email Cheryl L. HoneyEmail Building 5 - 131 (909) 869-3590
James, Stephen S. Lecturer email Stephen S. JamesEmail Building 5 - 131 (909) 869-3590
Marshall, Jeanne L. Lecturer email Jeanne L MarshallEmail Building 5 - 135 (909) 869-2801


Directory Listing for Emeriti
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Jean Aigner
Mark Allen
Thomas Blackburn
Richard Hyslop
David G. Lord
Harold "Fred" Turnbull
Dorothy Wills
Lin Wu
Terry Young