Faculty

Professor Susan Grabiel, M.A.

Department Chair
714.992.7506
Office: 1425-04
sgrabiel@fullcoll.edu

Professor Ruben Lopez, M.A., M.A.T.

714.992.7507
Office: 1424-01
rlopez@fullcoll.edu

Ruben received his bachelor of arts in geology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He began working with at-risk/high-risk youth in a local high school district as they attempted to earn their diplomas. Conversations with his students led Ruben to critically examine the socio-cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors impacting student-learning opportunities. This path would eventually lead toward a Master of Arts in geography from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Arts in teaching from Chapman University.

He is working on his doctorate in education at Claremont Graduate University. He resides in Southern California with his wife, Lily. He spends his spare time brewing beer, enjoying the outdoors, and working on his dissertation.

Research interests: Social/environmental justice & education, trauma and student learning, scientistic/technocratic thinking & the American educational system, science literacy, climate change, environmental/ societal collapse

Professor Aline Gregorio, M.A.

714.992.7537
Office: 1425-01
agregorio@fullcoll.edu
http://www.alinegregorio.com

Aline earned her Liberal Studies Associates of Arts degree from Fullerton College and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in geography from Cal State Fullerton. What attracted her into this discipline, and continues to motivate her studies today, is how relevant it is in the contemporary world. In her classes, she exposes students to core geographical principles and seeks to teach students something they will find meaningful. Born and raised in Brazil, Aline brings a perspective of the developing world to her classrooms, connecting students to distant realities they may have not experienced.

Aline is the advisor for Associated Students for Equitable Sustainability and is part of the Program Review Committee at Fullerton College. She lives in Southern California with her family and spends her down time enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and mobilizing with students for extracurricular learning.

Research Interests: biodiversity protection, environmental justice, political ecology, agriculture, ethnoscience, sustainable development, globalization, sustainability in higher education, environmental history, Latin America, human rights.