John Harner, PhD

John Harner, PhD

John Harner, PhD

Professor of Geography
Columbine Hall 2013

Areas of Interest

  • Political Economy of Place
  • U.S.- Mexico Connections and Integration
  • The American Urban Landscape


  • Ph.D, Geography, Arizona State University, 1996
  • MA, Geography, Arizona State University, 1993
  • BS, Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986

Courses Taught

  • Geography of Food
  • Geography of the American Southwest
  • Urban Geography
  • Geographic Research Seminar
  • Field Studies in Mexico and Central America
  • Geography of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
  • The Cultural Landscape
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Introduction to GIS

Selected Publications

  • Harner, John, Lee Cerveny, and Rebecca Gronewold. 2017. Participatory Mapping in Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado (USA). Case Studies in the Environment:
  • Harner, John, Kevin Knapp, and Leah Davis-Witherow. 2017. "The Story of Us": Place-Making through Public Interaction with Digital Geo-Humanities in Colorado Springs. International Journal for Humanities and Arts Computing 11(1):110-126.
  • Harner, John. 2014. UCCS in the regional context, pp. 209-225 in Discovering Place: A UCCS Field Guide, T. Huber and C. Huber (eds). Colorado Springs: University of Colorado
  • Kuby, Michael, John Harner, and Patricia Gober. 2013. Human Geography in Action, 6th Edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Benz, Bradley, and John Harner. 2013. The Growth of Ranchettes in La Plata County, Colorado, 1988-2008. The Professional Geographer 65(2):329-344.
  • Harner, John, and Frank Kinder. 2011. Placelessness in a Deregulated City: University Village in Colorado Springs. Urban Geography 32(5):730-755.
  • Harner, John. 2010. The Changing Location of Trade and Services in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1994-2004. Geographical Review 100(4):494-520.
  • Harner, John, Edith Jiménez, and Heriberto Cruz Solís. 2009. Buying Development: Housing and Urban Growth in Guadalajara, Mexico. Urban Geography 30(5):465-489.

Honors and Awards

  • University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award, 2018
  • Fulbright Scholar, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2005
  • Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award, UCCS, 2002

Volunteer and Service

  • Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, 2009 - 2015
  • Board of Directors, Catamount Center for Geography of the Southern Rockies
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Curriculum Vitae