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Thomas Herman, Ph.D., Director
therman@sdsu.edu  | (619) 594-0592

Thomas Herman earned his Ph.D. in Geography in 2000 from the joint doctoral program of the University of California-Santa Barbara and San Diego State University, having studied previously at Villanova (BA) and New Mexico State (MA) Universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Geography; Project Director for the Young People’s Environments, Society and Space (YESS) Research Center; and Director of the California Geographic Alliance (CGA). Tom’s research interests revolve around social geographies – particularly of children, families, and communities – and the evolution of urban neighborhoods. Tom is thrilled to be able to contribute to community well-being and the work of non-profit and governmental organizations as an evaluator/consultant. Tom is also a passionate advocate for the discipline of geography and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm with teachers and students whether in the classroom or in the field.