PERE Affiliate Researchers

James Sadd

Professor, Environmental Science
Occidental College

Office: Hameetman Science Center 208
Phone: (323) 259-2518

Education: B.S., University of Southern California; M.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Dr. Sadd teaches specialized courses in Geographic Information Systems in which students evaluate many types of information using objective spatial analysis and statistical tools.

Dr. Sadd also uses GIS and other geospatial and statistical tools in his research to evaluate environmental problems, such as human exposure to environmental hazards, patterns or health risk and vulnerability, and environmental justice/equity, particularly as it relates to air pollution and climate change. He also works on questions related to coastal erosion, and marine habitat distribution and change.


  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291