Dr. C. John Suen
Dr. Suen is a research professor in Dominican’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. He also is professor Emeritus of Fresno State University, where he taught geology for 21 years and served as department chair and founding program director of the UC Riverside-CSU Fresno Joint Degree Program in Environmental Sciences.
Before coming to California, Dr. Suen was a scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he worked as a technical consultant for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on radioisotope transport. He has served in a number of federal and state advisory capacities, including on the EPA Science Advisory Board panel. Dr. Suen received his Sc.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Matthew Davis
Department of Psychology
Dr. Davis earned his doctoral degree in the interdisciplinary field of social ecology with a focus on both social psychology and on the geological processes that create earthquakes and volcanoes. His dissertation focused on how residents of southern California perceive the threat posed by earthquake hazards.
Other research projects include the study of hazard awareness for tsunami risks in Northern California, risk perception for volcanic hazards at Mt. Etna and Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, and the study of volcanic hazards at Mt. Rainier in Washington. Dr. Davis teaches a seminar titled "Human Response to Natural Disasters."
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