Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Center Staff

Adenrele Awotona, PhD

Adenrele Awotona, Professor of Urban and Community Studies, is the founder and director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters. He is a former dean of the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Professor Awotona currently serves in the following administrative roles:

  • Graduate Program Director, Global Post-Disaster Studies: Reconstruction with Vulnerable Populations Graduate Certificate Program
  • Director, Global Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Management Certificate Program
  • Co-Director, Emergency Management Certificate Programs

Read Professor Awotona's faculty bio

Phone: 617.287.7112
Office location: Healey Library, 10th Floor, Room 01


Carol Darcy

Assistant to the Director

Carol Darcy, who serves as a volunteer at CRSCAD, received an EdD in education leadership and curriculum theory from Boston University, a professional diploma in supervision and administration from Bank Street College of Education, a MS in early childhood education from Wheelock College, and a BS in elementary education from Boston State Teachers College. She is a consultant to public and private schools (Pre-K through middle school).

Currently, Darcy serves as the liaison for the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) at the United Nations and served as vice president for the OMEP-US National Committee, 2003-2009. She is serving as at-large board member with the Cape Cod Association for the Education of Young Children (CCAEYC).

Darcy began her career as a kindergarten teacher. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervised pre-service teachers, held administrative positions, coordinated several research projects, and designed professional development and continuing education courses for early childhood teachers and their supervisors.