Leading Economic Development Guru to Speak at Doctoral Lecture Series
The Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will conclude its debut season on Monday, March 18, with a talk by Teresa Córdova, Ph.D., of the University Of Illinois at Chicago.
The lecture series gives graduate students, alumni and members of the public the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading scholars in a variety of fields related to public policy. Three speakers—Naim Kapucu, Cindy Redcross and Brian Williams—have come to campus during the 2018-19 academic year. Cordova will be the fourth and final speaker of the season at lecture which is free and open to the public.
She will offer remarks in the Raleigh Building, room B001, from 1-2:30 p.m.
Córdova is director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a professor of urban planning and policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA), an affiliate faculty of UIC’s Departments of Sociology, Gender and Women Studies and Latino and Latin American Studies. She is currently working on issues of chronic and concentrated joblessness among young people, especially African American and Latino youth; efforts to rebuild the manufacturing sector in the Chicago region through workforce development, succession strategies, and high tech innovation.
Córdova also publishes and speaks on the topic of global economic restructuring and its relationship to local and state economic development strategies. She has been an elected and appointed member and/or chair of several boards, commissions and steering committees at the federal, regional, county, city and grassroots levels. Córdova received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.