Brandon Vogt, PhD

Brandon Vogt, PhD

Brandon Vogt, PhD

Associate Professor / Graduate Director

Areas of Interest

  • Geomorphology - rock weathering, mountain systems, snow and ice
  • Geomorphometry - scale and texture
  • Meteorology - mountain weather, lightning / landscape interactions
  • Geography curriculum development and assessment
  • Terrestrial 3D laser scanning, GIS, geovisualization, spatial analysis

Education

  • PhD, Geography, Arizona State University, 2007
  • MA, Geography, Arizona State University, 2000
  • BS, Natural Resource Management, University of Missouri, 1992

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Systems: Landforms and Soils (GES 1010)
  • Digital Earth (GES 2050)
  • Practical Meteorology (GES 3200, ENSC 3200)
  • Sonic Landscapes (GES 3410, VAPA 3900, HUM 3990, MUS 4960), co-taught with Glen Whitehead (UCCS) and Matthew Burtner (UVA)
  • Introduction to GIS (GES 4050 / 5050)
  • Principles of Geomorphology (GES 4310 / 5310, GEOL 4630 / 5630)
  • Field Studies: Silverton, Colorado (GES 4460 / 5170)
  • Geography Summit (GES 4900)

Selected Publications

  • Vogt, Brandon. “Mountain Meteorology.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 8/2019.
  • Hodanish, Steve, B. Vogt, and P. Wolyn. 2019. Colorado lightning climatologyJournal of Operational Meteorology. 7(4): 45-60. 
  • Vogt, Brandon, S. Lapham, and R. Theobald. 2018. The Physical Geography of the San Luis Valley Region of South Central Colorado. National Council for the Social Sciences. Social Studies and the Young Learner 30:3 (Jan./Feb.)
  • Vogt, Brandon, and E. Skop. 2017. The Silverton field experience:  A model geography course for achieving high-impact educational practices (HEPs). Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 41(4): 574-589.
  • Vogt, Brandon, and S. Hodanish. 2016. A geographical analysis of warm season lightning / landscape interactions across Colorado, USA. Applied Geography 75: 93-103.
  • Havlick, D., T. Huber, E. Billmeyer, B. Vogt, and K. Rodman. 2016. Informal trail creation: Hiking, trail running, and mountain bicycling in shortgrass prairie. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 24(7): 1-18.
  • Hodza, P., Schaab, G. Coetzee, S. Van der Merwe, F. and B. Vogt. 2015. Comparing proportional compositions of geospatial technology related programs at three universities. South African Journal of Geomatics 4(3): 240-249.
  • Vogt, Brandon, and S. Hodanish. 2014. A high-resolution lightning map of the state of Colorado. Monthly Weather Review 142(7): 2353-2360.
  • Vogt, Brandon. 2014. Visualizing summertime lightning patterns on Colorado Fourteeners. The Professional Geographer 66(1): 41-57.  
  • Vogt, Brandon, and P. Hodza. 2013. Using 'Digital Earth' to expose students to GIScience. Journal of Geography 112(5): 205-213.
  • Vogt, Brandon. 2013. Colorado 14ers, Pixel by Pixel. In D. Albert, & G. Dobbs (Eds.), Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research (pp. 239-254). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. (reprint)
  • Vogt, Brandon. 2013. Colorado 14ers, Pixel by Pixel. In Information Resources Management Association, USA (Ed.), Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1200-1215). (reprint)
  • Vogt, Brandon. 2012. Terrestrial 3D laser scanners as tools to enhance undergraduate geography curriculum. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 35:21-26.
  • Cameron, N., E. Butterworth, D. Cerney, W. Gribb, K. Haynes, B. Hodge, R. Honea and B. Vogt. 2012. Applied geography education in focus: strategic panel session. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 3(3).
  • Vogt, Brandon. 2011. Exploring cloud-to-ground lightning earth highpoint attachment geography by peak current. Earth Interactions 15:1-16.
  • Vogt, Brandon. 2011. Colorado 14ers, pixel by pixel. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 2(2):17-33
  • Vogt, Brandon, and Edsall, R. 2010. Terrestrial laser scanning and exploratory spatial data analysis for the mapping of weathering forms on rock art panels. Geocarto International 1:1-21.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 LAS Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2012 AAG Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (EDGE) Grant Recipient
  • 2010 AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group Class Exercise Award Competition Winner
  • 2009 CU President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative Award
  • US Geological Survey On the Spot Award
  • Eagle Scout
  • Kodak Nomination of Excellence in Photography

Volunteer and Service

  • UCCS GES Graduate Director
  • Past President (2016) - Great Plains / Rocky Mountains (GPRM) Division American Association of Geographers (AAG) www.uccs.edu/gprm2016
  • Applied Geography Conferences Board Member 2013 - present
  • GES Web Designer 2010 - present
  • UCCS Cafe Scientifique Organizer 2016 - present
  • GES Colloquium Series Organizer 2013 - 2016