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Los Angeles is for Hikers

Get out and explore any of the 82 great hiking trails located right here in L.A. This guide book features short and long day hikes while keeping you close to home. 
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Teaching Positions, Past and Present

Courses or Appointments

2009-present, Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, College of Letter, Arts & Sciences, University of Southern California

2004–present, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, Evolution of Vertebrates (EEB 117)
2003–present, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, University of Southern California, Evolutionary Biology (IEB 510a, 510b, BISC 549b)
1998–2002, Assistant Professor, Long Island University, Human Biology: Anatomy and Physiology lab (Bio 7L), Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy lecture and lab (Bio 11), Histology lecture and lab (Bio 31), Vertebrate Evolution lecture and lab (Bio 28), Embryology lecture and lab (Bio 32), Vertebrate Paleontology lecture and lab (Bio 39), Modern Concepts of Evolution lecture (Bio 503), and Mammalogy lecture (Bio 519)
 

Graduate Students

• Current
Nicole Adams, University of Southern California, Ph.D. candidate

Natalia K. Wideman, University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D. candidate
Jim Dines, University of Southern California, Ph.D. candidate


• 2011 

Graham J. Slater, University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D.

Xuecong Liu, University of Southern California, Ph.D.
Jack Tseng, University of Southern California, Ph.D.
 

• 2009
Jingmai O’Connor, University of Southern California, Ph.D.
Zhijun Xu, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, M.Sc.
Julie A. Meachen-Sanmuels, University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D.
Joshua X. Samuels, University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D.
 

• 2007
Max Plikus, University of Southern California, Ph.D.
Qiang Li, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Ph.D.
 

• 2002
Longin Kaczmarsky, Silliman University Marine Laboratory, Philippines, M.Sc.
 

• 2001
Jack Verga, Louisiana State University, M.Sc. 
 

• 2000 
Tom Rothwell, Columbia University, Ph.D.
Maki Komatsubara, Long Island University, M.Sc.
Sheila Delijani, Long Island University, M.Sc.