Jason Janke

Degree: Ph.D.

Associate Dean - College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Department: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Jason Janke


Energy/Oil/Gas Environment Geography Global Warming/Climate Change/Meteorology Science


  • Alternative energy sources
  • Climate change
  • Mountain environments
  • Glacial and periglacial geomorphology
  • Geographic information systems
  • Remote sensing


Jason Janke, Ph.D., associate dean for College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has taught courses in soil resources and environmental field studies in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences since 2006.

Janke is focusing his research on carbon dioxide and nutrient production in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as measurement of frozen ground properties in Rocky Mountain National Park. His papers include “Colorado Front Range Rock Glaciers: Distribution and Topographic Characteristics,” “Photogrammetric Analysis of Front Range Rock Glacier Flow Rates” and “Modeling Past and Future Permafrost Distribution in the Colorado Front Range.”

Janke received his doctorate in geography from University of Colorado, Boulder, a master’s in geography from Indiana State University and a bachelor’s in geography from Valparasio University.

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