Professor C/T
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Institutional Affiliation 

Professor C/T

University of Colorado Denver, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences


PhD,  Geography , Technical University Munich, Germany, 1983

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

Regional and Thematic Interests

China, Geographical Education, Tourism Geography


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.

Selected Publication

Hartmann, R. & Wang, Jing’ai (Eds.). A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S.. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer 2014, 387 pages.