Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association

David W. Lantis


Department of Geography
Deceased: 2000

Chico State Outstanding Professor – 1979.

Developed Geography Department.

Wrote California: Land of Contrast – basic geography text for two decades.

Founder, Northern California Geographic Society.

In 2004, $2.1 million from the estate of Helen and David Lantis created an endowed professorship at CSU, Chico.

Countless lectures sharing more than 60,000 travel slides.

“Outstanding American Teacher of Geography”, 1971.

Portrait of David W. Lantis