Tanya Denckla Cobb enjoys teaching in several different capacities.
At the University of Virginia she teaches classes on food system planning, group facilitation and directs graduate students on a variety of collaborative community projects.
In Spring 2012 she created a new course on Food Heritage Planning, an innovative concept in planning. Students developed policy options for the Charlottesville five-county region to protect, revitalize and create place-based food heritage, and they also developed 16 videos on the region’s food heritage.
For the National Preservation Institute she teaches a course in conflict resolution and negotiation tools for cultural resource managers.
For the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute she serves as one of the core teaching faculty for conflict resolution and collaborative problem solving skills.
At the UVa Institute for Environmental Negotiation, where she serves as Associate Director, she designs and conducts customized training in negotiation, collaborative problem solving and community engagement.