Ph.D. • Professor • C/T
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 3016-C

Expertise Areas:
China, Colorado, Europe, Geography of Tourism, the American West, Geographic Education, Tourism Planning, History of Geographic Thought

PhD, Geography, Technical University Munich, Germany, 1983
Master’s Degree (Diplom), Geography, Technical University Munich, Germany, 1975

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.

Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies, London: Palgrave Macmillan, Rudi Hartmann, Co-Editor, jointly with Philip Stone, Tony Seaton, Richard Sharpley and Leanne White, 2018.

Hartmann, Rudi. "Tourism to Memorial Sites of the Holocaust," in Handbook for Dark Tourism Studies, Rudi Hartmann (Co-Editor), jointly with Philip Stone, Tony Seaton, Richard Sharpley and Leanne White, London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.

Hartmann, Rudi. "Virtualities in the New Tourism Landscape: The Case of the Anne Frank House Virtual Tour and of the Visualizations of the Berlin Wall in the Cold War Context," invited chapter In Tourism & Architecture: Simulacra, Virtualities, Fictions, Maria Gravari-Barbas, Nelson Graburn & Jean-Francois Staszak (Eds.), New York: Routledge, 2018.

Hartmann, Rudi. "The World Alpine Ski Championships 1989, 1999 and 2015 in Vail, Colorado: Impacts, Issues and the Quest for Sustainable Resort Development," InternationalJournal of Research in Tourism and Hospitality (IJRTH), Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 43 – 53, 2017.

Hartmann, Rudi. "Places with a Disconcerting Past: Issues and Trends in Holocaust Tourism," invited article In EuropeNow, Sept 6, 2017, Issue 10, pp. 6 – 12.

Hartmann, Rudi. "In the Footsteps of Anne Frank, The Beatles and Vincent Van Gogh: a review and discussion of personal legacy trails," Journal of Heritage Tourism, published on line Nov 20 2016,  Volume 12, Issue 5, pp. 463 – 473, 2017.

Hatmann, Rudi. "Dark Tourism, Thanatourism, and Dissonance in Heritage Tourism Management: New Directions in Contemporary Tourism Research," Journal of Heritage Tourism, Volume 9, Number 2, May 2014, pp. 166 – 182.

A Comparative Geography of China and the United StatesRudi Hartmann, Co-Editor, jointly with Wang Jing’ai, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Press, 387 pp.

Hartmann, Rudi. "The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam: A Museum and Literary Landscape Goes Virtual Reality," Journalism and Mass Communication, October 2013, Vol. 3, No. 10, pp. 625 – 644.

Mountain Resort Planning and Development in an Era of GlobalizationHartmann, Rudi, Co-Editor, jointly with Thomas Clark and Alison Gill,New York: Cognizant Communication Corp., 348 pp, 2006.

Horror and Human Tragedy Revisited: The Management of Sites of Atrocities for TourismRudi Hartmann, Co-Editor, jointly with Gregory Ashworth, New York: CognizantCommunications Corp., 226 pp, 2005.

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge 1989-1999 – An Oral HistoryRudi Hartmann, Editor, Denver, Colorado, 40 pp, 1999.

​GEOG 1102 World Regional Geography
GEOG 1302 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 3100 Geography of Colorado
GEOG 3120 Geography of Europe
GEOG 3160 Geography of China
GEOG 3411 Globalization and Regional Development
GEOG 3430 Geography of Tourism
GEOG 3440 Ecotourism
GEOG 6450 Cultural Heritage and Tourism