Faculty ProfileEMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Educational leadership; Latino/a education issues; School finance, Social justice in education
Gloria M. Rodriguez Associate Professor and Director of CANDEL (EdD) Program
Office hours: Fall Quarter 2016 — By Appointment Only
Gloria M. Rodriguez’s current research explores notions of educational investment that reflect efforts to build upon community strengths in order to address community needs within and beyond educational settings. Dr. Rodriguez also engages in research that focuses on the political economic conditions and educational trajectories of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities, other communities of color, and low-income populations in the U.S.
Current projects include Leadership for Real Impact (LRI) in K-12 schools and Community Colleges; Project EXCEL (Examining College Choice, Enrollment & Linkages); Testimonios of Educational Leadership in K-12 and Higher Education: Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Heridas (Opening Doors, Closing Wounds) book project & Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal special issue on testimonios of Latina/o educational leadership, guest co-editor with Dr. Rebeca Burciaga, San José State University.
School finance/resource allocation and educational leadership from a critical, social justice perspective. Interested in understanding notions of educational investment that reflect efforts to build upon community strengths in order to address community needs within and beyond educational settings. Also engage in research that focuses on the political economic conditions and educational trajectories of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities, other communities of color, and low-income populations in the U.S.
Ph.D., Education: Administration and Policy Analysis with minor in Organizational Studies – Stanford University – 1997
M.P.A. – Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs (emphasis in educational policy) – New York, NY – 1989
B.A., Economics – U.C. Santa Cruz – 1986
A.A., Business (transfer student) – College of the Sequoias – Visalia, CA – 1984
Rodriguez, G.M. & Rolle, A.R. (Eds.) (2007). To What Ends and by What Means? The Social Justice Implications of Contemporary School Finance Theory and Policy, Routledge.
–Contributed chapter: Rodrigeuz, G.M., Cycling on in Cultural Deficit Thinking: California School Finance and the Possibilities of Critical Policy Analysis, pp. 107-143.
Rodriguez, G.M. & Cruz, L. (2009). The Transition to College of English Learner and Undocumented Immigrant Students: Resource and Policy Implications, Teachers College Record, 111(10), pp. 2385-2418.
Rodriguez, G.M. & Fabionar, J.O. (2010). The Impact of Poverty on Students and Schools: Exploring the Social Justice Leadership Implications in Marshall & Oliva (Eds). Leadership for Social Justice: Making Revolutions in Education (2nd Ed.), pp. 55-72. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Rumberger, R. W. & Rodriguez, G. M. (2011). “Chicano Dropouts,” in Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future, 3rd Edition, R. Valencia (Ed.), pp. 76-98, Routledge.
Rodriguez, G. M. (2013). “Power and Agency in Education: Exploring the Pedagogical Dimensions of Funds of Knowledge.” Review of Research in Education, Vol. 37, pp. 87-120.
Figueroa, J.L. & Rodriguez, G.M. (2015). “Critical Mentoring Practices to Support Diverse Students in Higher Education: Chicana/Latina Faculty Perspectives.” New Directions for Higher Education, n171 pp. 23-32.
Hernandez, F., Murakami, E., Rodriguez, G.M. (Eds.). (2015). Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Heridas (Opening Doors, Closing Wounds): Latina/os Finding Work-Life Balance in Academia. Work-Life Balance Series, Information Age Publishing.
Rodriguez, G. M. & Brazil-Cruz, L. (2016). “Institutional Responsiveness to the Increasing Latina/o Student Population: An Educational Leadership Imperative,” in B. Jones & A. Rolle (Eds.), Leading Schools in Challenging Times: Eye to the Future, pp. 157-180, Information Age Publishing.
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track — California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) — 2001-2004; University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) — 1998-2001.
Director, School-linked Services/Healthy Start Coordinator — New Columbus (now Rosa Parks) Elementary School, Berkeley, CA — 1997-1998.