• 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

  • Hamann Curriculum Vitae 2016.pdf

  • 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

  • Professional Experience

  • Teaching Professor, 2017-present, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Denver, CO

    Associate Teaching Professor, 2015-2017, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Denver, CO

    Senior Lecturer, 2011-2015, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Denver, CO

    Lecturer, 2007-2011, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Denver, CO

    Assistant Professor, 2005-2007, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

    W.M. Keck Visiting Scholar in The Geography of the American Southwest, 2001-2005, Southwest Studies and Environmental Science, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

    Research Assistant, 2001, U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, CO, Glacial runoff chemistry and sub-glacial weathering of Precambrian basement rock, Freemont Glacier, WY (PI Dr. Robert Stallard).

    Research Personnel, 2000, National Geographic Society Carabaya Expedition,  Effects of recent climate change on high alpine soils, vegetation and surface waters, Peru (PIs Anton Seimon, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, and Peter Zahler, Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA)

    Lead Graduate Teacher, 1999-2000, Geography Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

    Instructor, 1999, Science Squad, Hughes Biological Science Initiative, Boulder, CO

    Research Assistant, 1999, Surface Water & Snowpack Chemistry, Antisana Volcano, Ecuador (PIs Dr. Mark Williams, University of Colorado, Boulder & Dr. Bernard Francou, Universidad Catolica, Quito Ecuador)

    Instructor, 1998-1999, Geography Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

    Teaching Assistant, 1996-1998Geography Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

    Outreach Educator, 1996, Maine Audubon Society, Falmouth, ME

    Wilderness Instructor, 1995-1999, Wilderness Adventures, Jackson, WY

    Teacher, 1995-1996, Nature’s Classroom, Groton, MA & Ivoryton, CT

    Resource Management Intern, 1994Student Conservation Association Resource Assistance Program, Erosion control by native revegetation in Bandelier National Monument, NM (PI: Brian Jacobs, Bandelier National Monument, NM)

    Research Assistant, 1994, University College London, UK, Structural geology and paleomagnetism of New Zealand’s North Island (PIs Dr. Ellen Platzman & Dr. John Platt)

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

  • Contact Me

  • e-mail: hhamann@du.edu
    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: http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/geography/

This portfolio last updated: 28-Jul-2020 3:35 PM