Dr. Daniel P. Dugas

Assistant Professor


Dr. Dan Dugas is a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. Dugas has worked as a geographer, geologist, paleontologist, and geoarchaeologist, and has been at NMSU since 1996. Dugas received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1981; a M.S. in Geology, Geography, and Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1989; and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Oregon in 1993. His teaching includes courses on the Geography of the Natural Environment, Cultural Geography, World Regional Geography, Geomorphology, Climatology, and Map Use and Analysis. At NMSU, he has been a member of over 90 graduate committees. Dugas’ current research activities are focused on spatial and temporal analysis of debris flow landslides in the Organ Mountains, and geomorphic aspects of landscape ecology and paleoclimate relationships. Dr. Dugas likes to wander in the desert.

Research Interests

Geomorphology, Landscape Ecology, Paleoclimate, Climatology, and Climate Change


Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1993.
M.S., Geology, Geography, and Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1989.
B.S., Geology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1981.

Courses Taught

GEOG 111G, Geography of the Natural Environment (Syllabus)

GEOG 112G, World Regional Geography (not currently taught by DD)

GEOG 281, Map Use and Analysis & Aerial Photo Interpretation (Syllabus)

GEOG/GEOL 353/553, Geomorphology (Syllabus)

GEOG 357, Climatology (Syllabus)

GEOG 382 Aerial Photo Interpretation (inactive)

GEOG455, Southwest Environments (Syllabus)

GEOG 491/591, Climate and Global Change (Seminar)(Syllabus)

GEOG 491/591, Geomorphology and Climate Change (Seminar)(Syllabus)

GEOG 491, Faculty-Led Study Abroad to Ireland (on hiatus)

GEOG 501, Research Design and History of Geographic Thought

GEOG 583, Geographic Field Methods (inactive)