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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 or drop in during office hours.  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.


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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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Antonio Bellisario, Ph.D.
Professor, Geography


(303) 615-0792



abellisa@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2026

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursdays 11:00-2:00

Campus Box Number:
22


Directory Profile

Bio:

Personal Biography

I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile’s capital. I went to the Catholic University of Chile for five years to study Geography. In the 1990s, I arrived in Los Angeles, California, to pursue graduate school. First, I completed another undergraduate degree in Geography. Then, after a year of work, I decided to study Planning because it provided me the capacity to link abstract theory with concrete practice. I went to the UCLA Department of Urban Planning—where I earned my M.A. and Ph.D.

Teaching Philosophy

My training is in international development planning and comparative urbanism. I teach lower division courses in geography and upper division courses in urban and regional planning for the Land Use Program. I am developing a new concentration in land use on sustainability, whose main goal is to provide a trans-disciplinary education to sustainable practices to improve the quality of the built and natural environment. This new curriculum in sustainability will have the potential to form professionals that will contribute to the central problem of how to initiate, foster and manage the pace of change needed to transition to sustainability.

Research

I am currently working on two projects: The first project is an analysis of urban and rural planning tools for adaptation and mitigation strategies for future conditions of water scarcity due to climate change in the South America. The second project is an analysis of the urban experience (around the notion of the right to the city) during the Chilean socialist experience (1970-73). 



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Gabrielle Katz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Geography


(303) 615-0771



gkatz@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2014

Campus Box Number:
22


Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Gabrielle Katz is a physical geographer, with research and teaching specialties in biogeography, hydrology, conservation and ecological restoration. Her research looks at how river hydrology affects floodplain ecosystems and how these relationships are influenced by water management, invasive species, and restoration actions.



Previous Catalog years

If you are on a catalog year before 2021 your Degree Progress Report is the best source of information, as is the catalog.  This section is dedicated to advising information for students on pre-2021 catalogs.  Your catalog year is usually the year you started at MSU Denver. 

  • The pre-2021 degree is an extended major that does not require a minor.
  • The pre-2021 degree requires students to select a concentration in Physical Geography or Sustainability.

Degree Check Sheets for Geography major:

Geography B.A. - Physical 2020-2021

Geography B.A. - Sustainability 2020-2021

 


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