Brandon J. Vogt

Brandon VogtDr. Vogt joined UCCS as Assistant Professor in 2009. He earned a BS from the University of Missouri and MA and PhD from Arizona State University. Brandon's research and teaching interests rest in geomorphology, geomorphometry, lightning / landscape interactions, and undergraduate curriculum development.

His research in recent years has focused on using geospatial techniques to map and model the spatio-temporal patterns of lightning across Colorado.  Also, he is working on a project that describes how geography field courses can be taught to include high impact educational practices. Brandon runs the Geomorphology Research Lab, a place well-equipped for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research in the physical sciences.

Dr. Vogt teaches courses in geospatial technologies, physical geography, geomorphology, and geographic information systems. He also teaches a snowpack assessment field / capstone course in the San Juan Mountains and co-teaches a course that blends sound, art, and landscape as manifest across the San Luis Valley. Brandon emphasizes experiential learning and is especially proud of the ways in which he extends art into the discipline of geography through his teaching and through collaborations with artists from other universities.

Brandon enjoys rock 'n roll, mountains, thunderstorms, snow, sandstone, photography, traveling, coffee, and just about anything Colorado.


Glacial Polish, Yosemite NP
Double Rainbow
Tafoni, SE Colorado
Granite, Yosemite NP, Calif.
Double rainbow, Grand Lake, Colo.
Tafoni, southeast Colo.

Come visit Geography and Environmental Studies (GES). We are in Columbine Hall, 2nd floor.


Geospatial Technologies Labs (designed for UCCS students)

Helpful GIS Stuff

Helpful Remote Sensing / Image Processing Stuff

Leica-Geosystems TruViews

Colorado's Elevation Profile

54 Colorado Fourteeners

Nov. 16 - 17, 2015 storm - notice the influence of major e-w ridges on snowfall totals

November 16 / 17 storm - the influence of Colorado's e-w ridges

Radar loop of the May 21, 2014 Colorado Springs hail event

May 21, 2014 Colorado Springs, Colorado hail storm

Radar loop Mar. 14, 2015: What's going on near Limon?

Radar loop March 14, 2015: What's going on near Limon?

Strong low spinning over Pikes Peak region, May 9, 2015

Strong low spinning over Pikes Peak region, May 9, 2015

You don't see this precipitation coverage and intensity too often: Flash flood warning for Colorado
Springs issued at 6:22 AM MDT, May 19, 2015

May 21, 2014 Colorado Springs, Colorado hail storm