Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Denver

Gregory Simon is an Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. Among other publications, he is author of the following book:

Gregory L Simon. 2016. Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change and the Great Oakland Hills Fire. University of California Press

https://www.amazon.com/Flame-Fortune-American-West-Environmental/dp/0520292790

His teaching and research are informed by the fields of political ecology, environmental policy, critical development studies, urban ecology and environmental history. Along with my appointment in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at CU Denver, I am also an Affiliate Faculty member in Urban and Regional Planning and a Research Fellow in the Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism. At CU Boulder I hold a Graduate Faculty position and advise graduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program. Before coming to Colorado, I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University where I was a Principal Investigator in Stanford’s Spatial History Project. I also held subsequent Visiting Scholar positions at UCLA and Stanford. I received my PhD in Geography at the University of Washington.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Denver