Ph.D., Geology with an emphasis on Hydrogeology, Western Michigan University, 1997
M.S., Environmental Earth Science, Western Michigan University, 1992
B.S., Earth Science, Saint Cloud State University, Minesota, 1989
Dr. Laton is an expert in the field of hydrology/hydrogeology. He is currently an Associate Professor of Hydrogeology in the Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton. This is a continuation of a career that includes years of teaching, consulting, litigation support and management experience. Dr. Laton possesses extensive knowledge in the areas of hydrogeology, soil and water contamination, hydrology and surface water, wetlands, coastal monitoring/geomorphology, field sampling techniques and well hydraulics as well as environmental remote sensing/GIS. His classes at the university encompass topics including water quality, environmental sampling, groundwater modeling, well hydraulics, oceanography, and basic geology. He enjoys introducing students to applied research and acts as the faculty advisor to a large number of upper-level students. He has also acted as a consultant for a variety of companies and agencies that need input on the above subjects as well as natural hazard assessment and mapping.