Lisa Barlow
Senior Instructor
Geology and Sustainability


AB Smith College, Geology

MS University of Colorado, Geological Sciences

PhD University of Colorado, Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), Geological Sciences

Senior Instructor, Baker Residential Academic Program
Core Faculty, Environmental Studies Program

Green Faculty Award 2005, given by the CU Environmental Center in recognition of her commitment toward a sustainable future.

I have had the opportunity to work in many different facets of Geology over the years, including interpreting subsurface structures from geophysical anomalies, field mapping stratigraphic sequences of our local cretaceous marine limestone, working in oil and gas exploration, drilling ice cores on the Greenland Ice Sheet, exploring impacts of climate variability on human history in the North Atlantic, and now bringing the fascinating world of Earth and Sustainability Studies to students at Baker Hall. My interests lie in understanding Earth processes that impact humans, also human actions that impact the Earth System, and how human beings embrace behavioral change.  I very interested in moving our campus in the direction of "walking the talk" of Sustainability, and have been active in creating new courses all for of us to be more prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century.  Other interests include cooking natural foods, understanding learning styles, hiking, xeriscaping and gardening, lessening my environmental impact on the planet, and parenting my two sons.