Administration

G-RAP Administration and Rostered Faculty

The Global Studies RAP is facilitated by a director, associate director, and program manager. A full professor at CU Boulder, the director of G-RAP oversees the administration of the program and teaches one course a year in the RAP. The associate director assists with co-curricular event planning and supervises the student Fellows, among other duties. She also teaches exclusively for the RAP (5 courses/year) as a full-time rostered instructor. G-RAP also boasts a part-time rostered faculty member who teaches three courses a year in the program.

The program manager is responsible for the administrative undertakings of the program, including co-curricular event planning, student registration and support, class scheduling, budget management, assessment and evaluation, and supervising student staff.

The director, associate director, and program manager all have offices in Arnett Hall to ensure accessibility to G-RAP students. Come visit us!

 

Darin Toohey, Director

Darin Toohey is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and environmental studies and has taught at CU since 1999. He is originally from Southern California, where he attended California State University at Fullerton as an undergraduate, moving to Cambridge, MA for his graduate studies. Before coming to CU he taught at the University of California, Irvine. Darin studies Earth's atmosphere using instruments he designs and flies on aircraft. He has conducted field work in multiple regions around the world, most notably at both poles, where he studied chemistry leading the ozone hole. He has visited many countries, including 7 in Southeast Asia teaching for Semester at Sea, and he has climbed volcanoes in Ecuador, Mexico, and Japan (for fun!). Darin recently served as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, where he worked with 22 other Pacific Rim nations to develop policies to promote renewable energies and adapt to climate change. His favorite hobbies are taking thousands of pictures in search of the best "photos" to post on his web pages, listening to live music, and fixing things (that he also broke) around the house.

Carol Conzelman, Associate Director

Carol Conzelman received her B.S. and B.A. in zoology/pre-medicine at Miami University of Ohio way back in the 1980s. She then worked as a high school biology and geology teacher in California (1993 Humboldt State University teaching credential) before going back to graduate school in cultural anthropology in 1997. She has been a university instructor at CU-Boulder and the University of Denver since 2002; she most loves to teach about Latin America, democracy, social movements, U.S. foreign policy, and international development. She holds a doctorate in anthropology (2007, University of Colorado Boulder), for which she conducted 20 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the Yungas region of Bolivia and research in Washington, D.C. She analyzed how coca leaf growers in Bolivia’s traditional coca cultivation zone utilize the indigenous trade union form of community democracy and the liberal representative form of municipal democracy to promote their development agendas for coca leaf in resistance to the U.S. “war on drugs.” Carol has also served on the National Board of Directors for the international development NGO Global Volunteers, for whom she has led volunteer service learning programs in communities around the world. Carol enjoys baking cookies with her 4 year old daughter, commuting on her bike, hiking all the trails around Boulder, skiing fresh pow pow, playing pool, backpacking around Latin America, dancing at music festivals, and being part of the great learning community that is CU.

Catherine Bogle, Program Manager

Catherine Bogle joined the Global Studies RAP in August of 2011. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008, after which she moved to Denver to work for an educational travel company. In 2010, Catherine was lured to the charming community of Brattleboro, Vermont where she received her MA in international education from SIT Graduate Institute. A native Coloradan, Catherine loves everything Colorado. She enjoys trail running, hiking, and backpacking, but mostly lives for the winter when she can ski the Rocky Mountain pow. As much as Catherine adores living at 5,280 feet, she is passionate about exploring unfamiliar places, experiencing different cultures, and sampling unique (and crazy!) food. She has eaten her way through East Africa, Europe, Australia, and Central and South America. (Ask her sometime about dining on mbuzi and damu soup with the Maasai – disclaimer: the story is not for the squeamish!) Above all, Catherine loves sharing her passion, energy, and support with the students of G-RAP, and she firmly believes she has the coolest job around.

Jessica Martin, Part-Time Instructor

Jessica Martin is a Chicago native but has lived in CO since moving here to pursue her PhD in 1999. As an undergrad at Northwestern University, she studied American history and creative writing. Today, she teaches a variety of history and international affairs courses, many of which deal with 9/11 and its legacies. In her spare time, "Dr. J" likes to knit, read, spend time in the mountains, look for fun new recipes, and - most of all! - hang out with her family, which includes her husband Nick, daughter Maggie, son Finn, and two dogs (Bo and Little Dog).