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

Professor Awotona's Publications

Phone: 617-287-7112
Office location: Healey Library, 10th floor, Room 01

Keila I. Sabino
Interim Recruiter/Program Coordinator

Keila Sabino worked at a non-profit organization for 10 years. She worked as an Administrative Assistant then as a Case Manager, assisting low-income families with fuel assistance, tax preparation, and housing assistance to name a few. She received her BA in Psychology from UMass Boston in 2007. Keila is excited to be a part of CRSCAD and is enthusiastic in recruiting students to the program!

Phone: 617-287-4856

Carol Darcy
Assistant to the Director

Carol Darcy, who serves as a volunteer at CRSCAD, received an Ed.D in Education Leadership and Curriculum Theory from Boston University, a Professional Diploma in Supervision and Administration from Bank Street College of Education, a M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Boston State Teachers College.  She is a consultant to public and private schools (Pre-K through Middle School).

Currently, Dr. Darcy serves as the liaison for the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) at the United Nation 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).

Carol 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.