OfficeChapman Science Academic Center
B.S. Geology UC Davis
Ph.D. Geological Sciences UC Santa Barbara
Doug Smith is a Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at CSU Monterey Bay. He teaches Geology, Geomorphology, and Hydrology in undergraduate and graduate courses. Advanced courses have surveying, GIS, geospatial analysis, hydraulics, river restoration and computer modeling components. All courses have fieldwork components that reinforce geospatial and watershed science skillsets.
Doug manages research in the CSUMB Watershed Geology Lab. Research topics include geology, sedimentology, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, hydrology, and geospatial analysis in a variety of environmental and scientific investigations. His student's skillsets include autolevel, total station, drone-based structure from motion photogrammetry, stream gaging and sediment transport studies. Doug's research includes both watershed and near-shore marine systems, chiefly in central California and Tennessee.