Dr. W. Richard Laton, Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist
Associate Professor of Hydrogeology
California State University, Fullerton
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,
field hydrology, wetlands, coastal monitoring/geomorphology, field and sampling techniques and
environmental remote sensing/GIS. His classes at the university encompass topics including: water
quality, environmental sampling, groundwater modeling, oceanography, and basic geology. He enjoys
introducing students to applied research and acts as the faculty advisor to a large number of upperlevel
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.