Geography & the Environment
University of Denver
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 in 2002. 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 past 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. More recently, I have been 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. http://portfolio.du.edu/Hillary.Hamann/page/49533
Website Content Contributions
Google Earth Investigations of Folded and Faulted Landforms part of Geodesy:Activities
This activity utilizes Google Earth (the free downloadable version) to investigate folded and faulted landscapes and to review crustal deformation processes and associated landform features.
Conference Presentation (1)
Engaging Large Lectures with Kinesthetic Learning: Examples from an Introductory Environmental Systems Course part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Maintaining student engagement in large, introductory lectures can be a challenge with fixed-seating lecture halls, diverse learners and science content. Incorporating active pedagogies can enhance student ...
Other Contribution (1)
The Water-Literate Citizen: Help Develop a New Framework Document for Water Literacy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Be a part of the development of a Water Literacy Framework Document, similar to the Earth Science Literacy, Ocean Science Literacy documents comprised of "big ideas and supporting concepts." Such a ...