In this episode of 13, Colgate Director of Off-Campus Study Joanna Holvey-Bowles and Associate Professor of Geology Martin Wong, associate dean of the faculty for global and local initiatives, discuss Colgate’s off-campus study offerings, why it is important to learn outside of your comfort zone, and how the pandemic impacted the University’s longstanding programs abroad.
Holvey-Bowles joined Colgate University as director of off-campus study in 2016. Prior to her arrival on campus, she worked for 25 years at the Institute for Study Abroad, an international organization responsible for the management of 70 programs and university partnerships. She earned a bachelor of arts from Emory University as well as a master’s degree in global and international education from Drexel University.
In 2005, Wong joined Colgate’s geology department after earning his bachelor of arts in geosciences from Williams College and his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work can be found in publications such as Geological Society of America Bulletin and Precambrian Research.
Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.
Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.