Jared Orsi is a professor in the Department of History. His research focuses on environmental and borderlands history.
Orsi was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003 and the CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Award in 2012. He was the Ray Allen Billington Distinguished Visiting Professor at Occidental College and the Huntington Library from 2008 to 2009. Orsi currently serves on the Faculty Council of CSU’s Public Lands History Center and is working on an environmental history of Quitobaquito Springs at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Orsi has authored two books, Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles and Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike.
Orsi received his B.A. in history from the University of California, Davis, in 1992. He received his M.A. in history from Northwestern University in 1994 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1999. Orsi serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Theologian in Residence Program.