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  • About Me

  • I am a geographer with broad interests in hydrology, geomorphology, water resources and geoscience education. I received my B.A. in Environmental Science from Wesleyan University and my M.A. and PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Currently, I am a Teaching Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Denver where I teach classes in hydrology, water resources, environmental systems, earth history and sustainability. I also serve as the director for the Sustainability Minor program. My research has focused on runoff flowpaths, water quality and the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbance—pollution, climate change, wildfire and deforestation—in alpine and tropical watersheds. Currently, I am working on projects investigating water literacy and geoscience education. I am active in the ecological restoration efforts of the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, serve on the Board of Directors of the Catamount Center for Environmental Science and Education, and was a part of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education 2015 class of Water Leaders. In my spare time, you’ll usually find me outdoors--running, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or skiing—or in my garden with my chickens growing and harvesting fresh produce for a great meal.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Hillary Hamann - Curriculum Vitae 2022

  • Education

  • 2002   PhD Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder
    1998   MA Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder
    1994   BA Environmental Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

  •           Backpacking in Mt Robson Provincial Park, Canada (2015)

  • Contact Me

  • e-mail:
    phone: 303-871-3977
    office: Boettcher West rm 241
    mail: Department of Geography and the Environment
            2050 E. Iliff Ave
            Denver, CO 80208
    department website:

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