Barb EchoHawk

Degree: Ph.D.


Department: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


Energy Environment Geology Science Water


  • Geologic Hazards (Floods, Landslides, Earthquakes, etc.)
  • “Soft Rock” Geology – Oil and Gas, Fracking, Sedimentary Rocks
  • Colorado Geologic Resources
  • Colorado (And Nearby) Geology in General – Landforms, Processes, Etc.
  • General Geology – Plate Tectonics, Sedimentary/Igneous/Metamorphic Rocks/Minerals, Etc.


Barbara EchoHawk, Ph.D., is a professor of geology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is an expert on high-resolution stratigraphy, engineering geology, energy and mineral resources, and the geology of Colorado and Wyoming. EchoHawk’s professional experience includes petroleum exploration and research, minerals exploration, engineering geology, and field investigations. She specializes in stratigraphy and sedimentology and is the “soft rock” (sedimentary geology and resources). EchoHawk received the 2016 MSU Denver Faculty Senate teaching in excellence award.

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