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 80 graduate committees. Dugas’ current research activities are focused on spatial and temporal analysis of debris flow landslides in the Organ Mountains, post-fire debris flow prediction in watersheds, and geomorphic aspects of landscape ecology and paleoclimate relationships. Dr. Dugas likes to wander in the desert.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests

Geomorphology, landscape ecology, paleoclimate and climate change, and post-fire debris flow prediction in watersheds


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 281, Map Use and Analysis (Syllabus)
GEOG 353/553, Geomorphology (Syllabus)
GEOG 382, Aerial Photo Interpretation (Syllabus)


Breland Hall, Room 148
575-646-1045 (Phone)