Colorado Geographic Alliance

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Leadership Council Information and Application

The Colorado Geographic Alliance provides professional development for elementary and secondary teachers, supports policy efforts at the state and district levels, and offers public engagement opportunities including giant traveling maps, talks with geographers, and activities during Geography Awareness Week.  Current professional development programs include working with teachers to incorporate geospatial technology in their classrooms, teaching geography using primary sources, and integrating social studies across Colorado history.  If you are interested in helping lead this organization, please consider submitting an application to join the COGA Leadership Council, whose purpose is to steward the organization through careful adherence to COGA's mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.  Leadership Council members serve for three-year terms, meet three times a year, and are drawn from across the state and from different types of organizations and perspectives.  Please fill it out and email it to


Rebecca TheobaldRebecca Theobald received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007. Her research has focused on both pre-collegiate and higher education systems, including issues relating to public policy. In addition to academic endeavors, she serves as Editor for one of the National Council for Geographic Education's journals, The Geography Teacher.  She has participated on several citizen committees for Colorado Springs School District 11, and served on the Middlebury College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Email:

Steve JenningsSteven Jennings received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Davis in 1989. He has taught at the University of Oregon, Texas A&M University and, since 1997, at UCCS. In 2007 Dr. Jennings was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and taught for a semester at the University of Latvia. While primarily a biogeographer, Dr. Jennings has been interested in effective geography education during his career and has published four articles related to geography education. Email:

Administrative Assistant

Becky Gronewold

 Becky Gronewold is a graduate student in Applied Geography at UCCS.  She completed her B.S. in Geographic Information Science and B.A. in Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Northern Iowa.  Her research interests lie in ecological restoration, conservation, and public land studies, with a particular interest in urban greenway and trail design, planning, and management.  While attending the University of Northern Iowa, Becky worked with the Geographic Alliance of Iowa where she co-coordinated workshops for the implementation of geospatial technologies in secondary science and social science classrooms. Email:

*Designed by Paddington Hodza, former Assistant Professor of Geography and graduate student Greg Martin, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, UCCS

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Mailing address

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Columbine Hall
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

719.255.5217 or 719.255.4056

Fax: 719.255.4066