AIA Lecturer: James Kus
California State University, Fresno
James Kus is Emeritus Professor of Geography with the California State University at Fresno. He received his B.A. in History from Western Reserve University, his M.A. in Geography from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. in Geography from U.C.L.A. in 1972. His areas of specialization are Andean archaeology and geography, and his current research interests include the origins of agriculture in the New World (particularly techniques of water control and irrigation), and the pre-industrial city and origins of New World urbanism. Professor Kus has conducted fieldwork in northern coastal Peru and central California, and has published extensively about Peruvian archaeology and geography in professional journals as well as encyclopedias.