M.S.S • M.U.R.P. • Lecturer
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences

Mailing Address:
Dept. of Geography & Environmental Sciences
Campus Box 172
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
Auraria Campus
North Classroom Building
Room 3222

Expertise Areas:
Urban Geography, Cultural Geography, World History, Urban Planning

B.S. Music Management, UC Denver
M.S.S. Political Science, Urban History and Historic Preservation, UC Denver
M.U.R.P., Urban Planning, Urban Geography
Post-graduate study: Urban and Rural Environments

Kirsten's (Kris') background is in urban studies, political science and cultural studies including historic preservation and cultural landscapes. She has a B.S. in Music Management, a M.S.S in social sciences with emphasis in urban history, political science and historic preservation and a M.U.R.P with an emphasis in urban and rural planning and research all from CU Denver. She is a native Coloradan and currently lives in the house where she grew up. She is her ninth year of teaching and beginning with five years with the Geography and Environmental Sciences department. She is passionate about teaching and helping students reach their potential and realize their goals, no matter what their field of interest is in. Her hobbies include quilting, reading, documentaries, my favorite TV shows and most of all baseball and the Colorado Rockies.

Christensen, K. H. and Vlahos, E. (2009). Eastern Plains and Front Range Grain Elevators of Colorado. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver, Center of Preservation Research.

Christensen, K.H. and Chichester, M. (2009). Inventory: Eastern Plains and Front Range Grain Elevators of Colorado. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver, Center of Preservation Research. 

Chalana, M., Christensen, K.H. and Meschuk C. (2007). Historic Structures Survey: Rocky Mountain National Park. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Population and the Environment
Introduction to Urban Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
World Regional Geography
Rural Geography
Colorado Geography
Introduction to Historic Preservation (College of Architecture and Planning, CU Boulder)
American Architectural Styles (College of Architecture and Planning, CU Boulder)