Robert Kerbs, PhD (Chair – Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science)
Dr. Kerbs holds PhD (2001) and MS (1999) degrees in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences and a BS (1987) in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He has wide-ranging industry experience including Texas Instruments European Line Manager for Programmable Logic Devices ($21.3M responsibility); Games Programmer for Kronos Digital Entertainment (he worked on Dark Rift and Meat Puppet computer game programs); Systems Manager for Caltech’s administrative computing systems. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Tau Beta Pi honor society, and several other scientific societies. His expertise includes applied research and development processes in multi-media, game development, computer graphics, data/information visualization, data mining, and human-computer interaction.
Crystal Lee (Associate Professor, Fine Arts)
Professor Crystal Yachin Lee teaches a broad range of graphic design courses in the Art Department. Prior to joining Cal Poly Pomona, Professor Lee worked in the Washington D.C. area specializing in environmental graphic design for museum exhibitions. Her clients included the Smithsonian Institution, the Architect of the Capitol, and several state history museums. She has received awards for her work from the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
Professor Lee teaches motion graphics courses and has received two grants in the past 5 years in support of her research, which is dedicated to enhancing her expertise in this constantly changing field. She also developed new curriculum in environmental graphic design and the resulting class, Art 454A, is offered as an upper division elective course. In addition, her photography has been included in over 25 exhibitions nationally in the past 5 years. In 2006 she was one of the twelve women artists nationwide featured by the National Women’s Caucus for Art, New York, NY.
Doug Delgado (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture)
Teaches advanced landscape planning in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. As a graduate student he co-authored a widely circulated and often cited 606 project, “Reconnecting the San Gabriel Valley.” Professionally, he has been actively involved in watershed planning throughout Los Angeles County, especially the San Gabriel River Watershed. His past works include the master plan and landscape design for the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River Spreading Grounds and the open space plan for the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. He has also participated on the steering committees of the San Gabriel River Master Plan and the Ballona Creek Watershed Task Force and has been a frequent speaker at planning venues throughout the region. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, his Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University and his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Meredith McKenzie (Adjunct Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning)
Meredith McKenzie, JD, is a recognized California water policy expert, has been a faculty member at Cal Poly Pomona in the Urban & Regional Planning Department since 2008, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate students in environmental planning and the California Water course. She also serves as a faculty representative to the university-wide ‘water initiative’ planning group.
As a consultant, McKenzie directs water-related projects for such clients as the City of Pasadena, Arroyo Seco Foundation, and Friends of the Los Angeles River, and serves on numerous committees, including the Upper Los Angeles River Integrated Regional Water Management Steering Committee and the Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power Recycled Water Advisory Group.
Andrew Kanzler (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture)
Andrew Kanzleris a graduate of Cal Poly’s MLA program, who has a background in graphic design where he spent many years developing his understanding of data visualization and graphic semiotics. He has since been in the field of landscape architecture and planning focusing primarily on water and food systems. His added background in regenerative studies gives him the unique ability to create complex systems and have them understood implicitly/experientially.
Andrew is intimately involved with communities in the Inland Empire that focus on food security and has written plant guides for edible landscaping in Mediterranean climates. Andrew is currently employed with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency where he focuses on water resources, conservation, and public education.
Jonathan Linkus (guest instructor)
Jonathan C. Linkus is a practicing urban designer with an innate passion and curiosity about the peri-urban ecological pressures facing Eastern California developed while growing up in the region.
Linkus’ thesis for Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, scored human activity and development according to inter-regional ecological dynamics along the Los Angeles Aqueduct. His research continues to embody a new infrastructural repertoire for the planning and landscape professions; most recently, SolarLink proved the potential for California’s Aqueducts to become a renewable energy corridors and was included in the Drylands Design exhibition in Los Angeles.
Jonathan is currently a member of the planning & urban design team at RTKL in Los Angeles, focusing on transit-oriented developments and large-scale master planning.