Angela teaches the Engineering Leadership Gateway course. She is on the faculty of the Presidents Leadership Class and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and was a visiting fellow for the Law School's Center for Energy and Environmental Security. Her anthropological research has focused on refugees, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and African-American middle-school girls in urban Denver.
She has participated in founding and governing various local, national and international non-profit organizations with social justice, education and development missions. Her leadership courses, trainings and lectures reflect a proclivity for leadership challenges that are especially complex and require extraordinary ingenuity.
JoAnn is director of the Engineering Leadership Program and assistant dean for administration in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. She came to CU-Boulder following a 28-year career in the telecommunications industry, which included product design, development, and customer support for communications and computing infrastructure projects.
She retired as a vice president of Lucent Technologies in 2001 and subsequently volunteered her time to provide executive support to the former CU-Boulder Women in Engineering Program, where she focused on high school outreach to increase students' and teachers' understanding of engineering opportunities. She also served as chair of the Women in Engineering Corporate Advisory Board and is currently serving on the PLC Advisory Board.