Molly (Pohl) Costello

Molly (Pohl) Costello

Lecturer of Geography

Undergraduate Advisor
Internship Coordinator

Storm Hall 301B
Department of Geography
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4493
(619) 594-5476

Dr. Molly Costello teaches physical and environmental geography courses at SDSU. Her research background emphasizes evaluation of damage to rivers, particularly due to dams, and scientific and policy strategies for restoration of the physical, chemical and biological integrity of river systems. Molly’s preferred classroom is the outdoors, so her courses often include field experiences such as kayaking the Los Angeles River or examining rock falls hazards in Yosemite National Park. In addition to teaching, she is the Geography Department Undergraduate Advisor. If you are interested in pursuing a major or a minor in Geography, she will be happy to help you.

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1999
  • M.A., Arizona State University, 1995
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, 1992
  • GEOG 303: Severe Weather
  • GEOG 370: Conservation Science and Policy
  • GEOG 395: Introduction to the Major
  • GEOG 401: Geomorphology
  • GEOG 426: Regional Field Studies
  • GEOG 495: Geography Capstone
  • GEOG 570: Environmental Conservation Practice
  • GEOG 574: Water Resources
  • GEOG 575: Geography of Recreational Land Use