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Our department advisor is Chivonne Torres (ctorre13@msudenver.edu or 303-605-5967). Professors Barb Echohawk or Uwe Kackstaetter are also here to advise you, particularly once you get into the major courses. Once you are settled in, we recommend visiting with someone each semester as you pick your courses for the next semester. You can email them to make an appointment to meet either over the phone or through teams.  Please look over your Degree Progress Report regularly to make sure you are on track. You can find schedules, Calendars, and Catalogs on the Student Hub page.

Geology Degree Check Sheets

Below are 2020-2021 degree check sheets detailing the required classes for each Geology major or minor.

B.S. in Applied Geology

Minor in Geology


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Chivonne Torres
EAS Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist


(303) 605-5967



ctorre13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2055

Office Hours:

  • Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Campus Box Number:
22


Directory Profile



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Uwe Kackstaetter, Ph.D.
Professor, Geology


(303) 615-0789



kackstae@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2025

Campus Box Number:
22


Directory Profile

Bio:

Personal Biography

Ph.D. with extensive experience providing project management, research and consulting services in geological, hydrogeological and environmental science. Accomplished educator of over 12 years in college and secondary classrooms

Teaching Philosophy

Applied & Practical Geology - moving students beyond theoretical knowledge to hands-on applications and work force readiness. Constantly incorporated into several upper division courses such as Hydrogeology & Mineralogy. Geologic Field Courses - National & International Excursions, putting into practice the old adage attributed to H.H. Read (Renowned British Geologist, 1889-1970): “The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks.” 

Research

Diatremes & Kimberlites· Heavy metal removal from drinking water Hot Springs & Natural Springs Geochemistry Water chemistry manipulation through EM frequencies



Photograph of Barb Echohawk

Barb Echohawk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Geology


(303) 615-0788



echohwk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2024

Office Hours:

Mondays/Wednesdays 10:30-12:00
Tuesdays 10:00-11:15 and by appointment

Campus Box Number:
22


Directory Profile

Bio:

Personal Biography

Dr. EchoHawk has thirty years of Rocky Mountain geological experience, including resource exploration and engineering geology, professional society program administration, and teaching at undergraduate, graduate, community college, and K-12 levels.

Teaching Philosophy

Stratigraphy, sedimentology, structure, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, place-based geology (local, state, regional, national parks), geomorphology, introductory physical and historical geology, "geoart", physical geography, science education.

Research

Structural and stratigraphic controls on siliciclastic deposition, Cretaceous Western Interior of North America; engineering geology of the Colorado Front Range; "speaking geology" as a second language: multilingual strategies in teaching/learning geosciences; multiple intelligences applied to geosciences; geoscience education.



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