Teresa Córdova, PhD
Former County Commissioner
- Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Teresa Córdova is Chair and Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of New Mexico. She teaches Foundations of Community Development, Community Planning Methods, Political Economy of Urban Development, and Community Economics. Dr. Córdova is founder and former Director of the Resource Center for Raza Planning, a Center within the School of Architecture and Planning that enables students to engage in research and policy analysis on issues affecting traditional communities in New Mexico. She has sat on numerous boards and steering committees of community development corporations, planning organizations, and campus committees. She is a former President of the Board of the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, which serves the South Valley near Albuquerque. She was also a Board Member of the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. As County Commissioner Dr. Córdova was a member of the Regional Water Utility Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Board. Dr. Córdova works closely with the Environmental and Economic Justice Movement and publishes in the fields of community development, community based practice, and Chicana Studies. Professor Córdova was a plenary speaker for Design Lab #5 held in 2007 in New Mexico.