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Faculty & Staff

Trisha Teig, a female-presenting individual, smiles at the camera

Trisha Teig

Trisha Teig is a Teaching Assistant Professor of leadership studies and the Faculty Director of the CWC Leadership Scholars Program. She also teaches in the PLP program at DU. She researches gender, race, and leadership, social justice leadership, and teaching leadership through a critical lens. She teaches from a perspective of critical, feminist pedagogy and believes in building relationships and co-creating knowledge with students in the classroom. 

Trisha earned a PhD in Higher Education from Florida State University in 2018, a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance – Student Affairs from Texas State University in 2008, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Theatre from McMurry University in 2006. She loves kitties, running, yoga, and chocolate, as well as curling up with a warm cup of tea and a delightful book.



Mitra Chamanbahar

Mitra Chamanbahar is the Program Coordinator of the CWC Leadership Scholars Program. She is a previous Visual Arts Educator with experience working in higher education as an undergrad. In her teaching practice, Mitra blended student advocacy, social justice, and community themes into her lessons. It is her intention to continue her education in the University of Denver's Arts and Culture Management program to continue engaging with the arts in new capacities within her community.

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Mackenzie L. Hunter

Director, Volunteer Networks

Trisha Teig

CWC Faculty Director
Learning Communities and Civic Engagement

Mitra Chamanbahar

CWC Scholars Program Coordinator