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Rudi Hartmann

Clinical Professor (C/T)
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences (CLAS)


Primary Phone:303-315-7531

Dr. Rudi Hartmann is a Professor (C/T) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Denver. His teaching and research interests include broadly regional geography and geographic education, tourism studies and the history of geographic thought. Since the completion of his Ph.D. dissertation at the Technical University of Munich 1983, a cross- and intercultural study of recreational travel and tourism in Germany and North America, his research specialization has remained in the field of tourism geography with present foci on heritage tourism, ecotourism and sustainable tourism planning.

Over the past three decades he has been an active member of the Association of American Geography (AAG), with frequent contributions to the AAG Recreation, Tourism and Sports and China Geography Specialty Groups. He has participated in more than a dozen International Geographical Union (IGU) Congresses and Symposia, and his career has led him to lecture and visit many geography departments in North America, Europe and China. His international orientation is grounded in service, teaching and research in his home state of Colorado.


  • GEOG 1102 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 1302 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 3100 Geography of Colorado
  • GEOG 3120 Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 3160 Geography of China
  • GEOG 3411 Globalization and Regional Development
  • GEOG 3430 Geography of Tourism
  • GEOG 3440 Ecotourism
  • GEOG 6450 Cultural Heritage and Tourism

Areas of Expertise

China, Colorado, Europe, Geography of Tourism, the American West, Geographic Education, Tourism Planning, History of Geographic Thought

Education, Licensure & Certifications


  • PhD, Geography, Technical University Munich, Germany, 1983
  • Master’s Degree (Diplom), Geography, Technical University Munich, Germany, 1975

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CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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