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Dr. Sarah L. Rodriguez

Associate Professor

Higher Education & Learning Technologies

Office Location: Frank Young Education North, #104E

Phone: 903-288-1682

Email: Sarah.Rodriguez@tamuc.edu



Presentations

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Rodriguez, S. L.  (January, 2020). Creating a Framework: Understanding Computing Identity Development for U.S. Latina Undergraduate Students. Hawaii International Conference on Education. 

Rodriguez, S. L. , Perez, R., Adams, J. (November, 2019). How STEM Lab Settings Influence Graduate School Socialization and Climate for Students of Color. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Portland, OR.

Doran, E., Rodriguez, S.L., Hengesteg, P. (November, 2019). What You See Is What You Get: A Critical Analysis of Engineering Identity in Departmental Magazines. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Portland, OR.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Doran, E., & Hengesteg, P. (2019, June). Intersections of Design Thinking and Perceptions of Success for Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering Students. Annual Meeting American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL.

Friedensen, R.E., Doran, E.E., & Rodriguez, S.L. (2019, April). “I’m a white guy, so can I say this?”: The inescapability of whiteness in engineering. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, ON.

Espino, M. & Rodriguez, S.L. (2019, April). A Systematic Review of the Intersections of Engineering Identity and Financial Need Literature. Annual Conference for the Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity. Washington, DC.

Espino, M. & Rodriguez, S.L. (2019, March). A Systematic Review of Literature: Engineering Identity and Students with Financial Need in Community Colleges. Annual Conference for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. San Diego, CA.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Friedensen, R., Doran, R., Martinez-Podolsky , E. Henesteg, P. (2018, November). Inclusion & Marginalization: How Perceptions of Design Thinking Pedagogy Influence Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering Identity. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL.

Rodriguez, S.L. , Lu., C., Bukoski, B. (2018, November). Exploring How Gay Latinx Men Use Emotion Regulation to Overcome Academic and Personal Obstacles. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL. 

Rodriguez, S.L. , Garbee, K., Martínez -Podolsky, E. (2018, October). Coping with College Obstacles: The Complicated Role of Familia for First-generation Mexican American College Students. University of Iowa College of Education Latinx Educational Excellence in the Midwest Conference, Iowa City, IA.

Rodriguez, S.L. , Sissel, M., Estes, R., Doran, E. (2018, April). Engineering Identity for Latina Undergraduate Students: Exploring Development and Intersecting Identities. Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Friedensen, R.E., Rodriguez, S.L., Doran, E. (2018, June). Documenting Engineering Identity: Electrical & Computer Engineering Departmental Documents and Student Identity. Annual Meeting American Society for Engineering Education, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Cunningham, K., Estes, N., Sissel, M. (2018, April). SSTEM Successes and Challenges: Engineering Identity Development for Women in Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering. American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. 

Rodriguez, S. L. , Bukoski, B. (2017, November). Critiquing Oppression and Desiring Social Justice: How Undergraduate Latinas in STEM Engage in Acts of Resistance. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Sax, L., Blaney, J., Lehman, K., Rodriguez, S. L. , George, K., Zavala, C. (2017, November). Sense of Belonging in Computer Science: The Role of Introductory Courses for Women and Underrepresented Minority Students. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Hatch, D., Garcia, C., Mardock Uman, N., Rodriguez, S.L. (2017, November). The Espoused and Enacted Curricula of Community College Student Success Courses: Clarifying Aims vs. Means for Design and Assessment. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Jordan, A. (2017, April). Latino Male Community College Students' Perceptions of Their Campus Environments. Annual Meeting for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.

Rodriguez, S. L.  Vasquez Urias, M., Salinas, C. (2017, April). Latino Men and Masculinities: Community College Transfer Experiences in Texas, California, and Florida. Annual Meeting for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Fort Worth, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Pilcher, A., Garcia-Tellez, N. (April, 2017). The Influence of Familismo on Latina STEM identity development. Annual Meeting for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), San Antonio, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L.  & Marron, T. (March, 2017). Latinas in STEM: The Influence of Religious Identity on STEM Identity Development. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (November, 2016). Examining the Role that STEM Faculty and Peer Recognition Plays in the STEM Identity Development of Latinas. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.

Hatch, D., Garcia, C. E., Uman, N. M., Rodriguez, S. L. , Young, D. G. (November, 2016). What Works and Why: Impact Heterogeneity and Designs of Community College Student Success Courses. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.

Hatch, D., Garcia, C., Rodriguez, S. L.  (2016, April). Best Laid Plans: Results from a National Survey of Community College Students. Annual Meeting for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Plano, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2016, April). The Intersectional Nature of STEM Identity Development for Latinas. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2015, November). STEM Identity Development for Latinas: The Role of Self- and Outside Recognition. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Rodriguez, S. L. , & Rincon, B. (2015, April). Exploring intersections of race and gender in STEM for Latina science identity development. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL 

Saenz, V. B. Garcia, C., Hyoung, K., de las Mercedes, C, & Rodriguez, S. L. ,. (2015, April). Latina/o student success in mathematics: Examining the effects of gender and academic engagement on math performance. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Massey, K., Saenz, V.B. (2015, April). Engaging Latino Men in Community Colleges: The Role of Faculty-Student Interaction. Annual Meeting for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Fort Worth, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2014, November). Las mujeres in the STEM pipeline: How Latina college students who persist in STEM majors develop and sustain their STEM Identities. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Washington, D. C.

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L. , de las Mercedes, C., Peña, D. & Solis, H. (2014, November). The complicated role of fathers in Latino male postsecondary educational success: A Texas perspective. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Washington, D. C.

Rodriguez, S. L.  & Bukoski, B. E. (2014, April). Intersections of race, gender, and sexuality: Postsecondary gay-identified and hetero-sexual Latino male coping responses. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Saenz, V. B. Rodriguez, S. L. , Garcia, C., & de las Mercedes, C. (2014, April). A Study on Latino males in Texas: How female family members shape postsecondary educational success. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Garbee, K., Rodriguez, S. L. , Miller, R., & Saenz, V. B. (2013, November). Managing institutional resources: A qualitative analysis of how colleges in Texas prioritize resources to provide targeted programming for Latino males. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, St. Louis, MO.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2012, April). Overcoming college obstacles with la familia. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Saenz, V., Rodriguez, S. L. , & de las Mercedes, C. (2012, April) Enhancing the success of Latino males at two- year & four-year institutions: Lessons learned from a comparative study of Texas institutions of higher education. Annual Meeting for the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2012, November) “I just feel like I have to duke it out by myself": How Latino male students cope with obstacles during college. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Bukoski, B.E., Saenz, V. B., Lu, C., & Rodriguez, S. L.  (2012, November) Latino males in Texas community colleges: A phenomenological study of masculinity constructs and their effect on college experiences. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2012, August). From the voices of men: How Latino males cope with academic and social obstacles. Texas Higher Education Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Saenz, V. B., & Rodriguez, S. L.  (2012, August). Latino males in Texas community colleges: A phenomenological study of masculinity constructs and their effect on college experiences. Texas Higher Education Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Saenz, V. B., Nava, M., Rodriguez, S. L. , Valdez, P., & Garbee, K. (2012, March). The silent crisis: Latino males in the educational pipeline. Inter-University Program for Latino Research Siglo XXI Conference, New York, NY.

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L. , Pritchett, K., & Estrada, J. (2012, March). Latino males in higher education: Administrator awareness of the emerging crisis. American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Louisville, KY. 

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L. , Lu, C., & Gonzalez, M. (2012, March). The impact of student perceptions and major persistence on first-year Latino males. American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Louisville, KY.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2011, August). Getting through: Gender differences in coping responses of Latino/a students. Texas Higher Education Symposium, San Antonio, TX. 

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L. , Valdez, P., Lu, C., & Bukoski, B. E. (2011, August). The silent crisis: Latino males in the educational pipeline part II. Texas Higher Education Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Glauser, T. L., & Sallee, M. W. (2010, March). Examining student involvement patterns of African American students on a predominantly White campus. American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

ROUNDTABLE, POSTER, AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS

Frickey, E., Crick, K. A., Rodriguez, S. L. , Espino, M. L, Larson, L. M., & Shelley, M. (2019, August). The ESCEL program: An effort to increase diversity in STEM Fields in higher education. Paper to be presented to the American Psychological Association National Convention, Chicago, Ill.

Acevedo-Gil, N., Abrica, E., Rodriguez, S.L. (2019, February). Persistence and Identity-Development of Latina/o/x STEM Students in Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges. Annual Conference for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Costa Mesa, CA.

Rodriguez, S.L. (2019, February). Latina Students in STEM: Re-conceptualizing Texas Programs as Spaces for Interdisciplinary Work & Broader Impacts. Annual Conference for the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. Austin, TX.

Ali, S.R., Rodriguez, S.L., Kim, J.Y.C., Li, C. (2019, February). IINSPIRE LSAMP Career Development Study: Preliminary Findings. Annual Conference for the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Ames, IA.

Johnson, D., Rodriguez, S.L. , Smith, T., Lane, T., Osequera, L. Symposium--Research and Theory on Women of Color in STEM: Envisioning a Woke Agenda for STEM Equity. (2018, November). Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL.

Lehman, K., Burt, B., Park., Riggers-Piehl, T., Rodriguez, S.L. , Snipes, J. (2018, November). Symposium--Catching the Spirit: A Discussion on the Role of Spirituality and Diversity in the Experiences of STEM Students. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL. 

Doran, E., Rodriguez, S.L. , Friedensen, R. (2018, November). Making It Rain…Tears: The Struggles in Balancing Large-scale, Interdisciplinary Grants and One’s Own Research Agenda. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Tampa, FL.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Doran, E., Friedensen, R. (2017, December). Revolutionizing Engineering Identity: Preliminary Findings from Iowa State University’s RED/RIDE Project. Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association. Iowa City, IA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  Martinez, Jr., E. (2017, November). ASHE Council for Ethnic Participation Symposium: Latino Males and the Community College: Understanding the Diversity of Experiences, Challenges and Successes. Submissions from: E. Abrica, E. Martinez, C. Salinas, M. Vasquez Urias. Discussant: J. Wood. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L. , Estes, R., Sissel, M. (2017, April). Exploring How Latinas Develop Engineering Identities: A Preliminary Analysis. Annual Iowa Latina/o Education Initiative Conference, Ames, IA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2017, February). Intersecting Identities & STEM Identity Development. Annual IINSPIRE Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Conference. Ames, IA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2016, April). This is What a Scientist Looks Like: How Community Colleges can Utilize Science Identity Theory as a means to Improving Success for Women of Color. Annual Meeting for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Plano, TX. 

Vasquez-Urias, M., Harris III, F., Wood, L., Rodriguez, S. L. , Saenz, V.B. (2015, November). Men of Color in the Community College: Outcomes and Experiences. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Rodriguez, S. L. , (2014, February). Latinas in the STEM Pipeline. Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Harris, F., Wood, J. L., Saenz, V. S., Zamani-Gallaher, E., Harper, S., Ozuna, T., Rodriguez, S.L., & Smith, J., Ponjuan, L. (2012, November) Critical issues facing minority men in community college: Implications for policy, practice, and future research. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L.  , & Smith, J. (2012, November) From research to action: The Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) intergenerational mentoring model. College Reading & Learning Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Saenz, V. B., Bukoski, B. E., Lu, C., & Rodriguez, S. L. , (2012, February). Male (Dis)privilege: The Influence of masculinity and peers on the postsecondary pathways of Latino males. Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Conference, Galveston, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2011, November) ¡Si, se puede!...Or can we? Gender differences in coping responses of Latino students. Annual Convention for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2011, May). The silent crisis: Latino males in the educational pipeline – For K-12 Educators. Bill Martin Jr. Symposium, Commerce, TX.

Saenz, V. B., Nava, M., Valdez, P., Rodriguez, S.L., & Lu, C. (2011, August). The silent crisis: Latino males in the educational pipeline part I. American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education National Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Saenz, V. B., Ponjuan, L., Rodriguez, S. L. , & Flores, G. (2011, May). Gates Millennium Scholars pathways to the PhD and Latino faculty mentors. American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education National Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Glauser, T. L., & Rodriguez, S. L.  (2010, February). Making the connection: How student involvement affects African American social integration at a predominantly White Institution. National Association for Campus Activities National Convention, Boston, MA. 

INVITED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS & PANELS

Griffin, K., Marine, S. & Rodriguez, S. L.  (2019, February). Association for the Study of Higher Education Twitter Chat, Building and Sustaining Collaborative Writing Relationships. Twitter.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2019, April). Latino Men & College -going: A Look at Masculinities During the Community College Transfer Process. Women and Gender Studies Seminar. Ames, IA.

Rodriguez, S.L. (2018, November). STEM Identity Development: The Role of Intersectionality in Achieving Equity. University of Texas Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL) Distinguished Lecture Series. Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S.L. (2018, November). A Conversation about Grants. Program in Higher Education Leadership Capstone Class Lecture. Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S.L., Mendez, S., & Rosa, J. (2018, October). Educational Experiences of Latinx Children and Youth. Iowa State University, College of Human Sciences Week, Ames, IA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2018, February). Considering Intersectional Identities for Latinx College Students. Scholar Mentor Webinar. Catch The Next Webinar Series. West Haven, CT.

Amey, M., Rodriguez, S. L.  & Hill, L. (2018, February). Developing and Sustaining Effective Partnerships to Advance Change in STEM. In ASCN Webinar Series.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2018, February). Equity-Oriented, Inclusive Teaching in STEM. In CIRTL Topics in STEMinism: Strategies for Inclusive Undergraduate STEM Education.

Rodriguez, S. L.  & Campos, E. (2018, January). Grant Writing 101: Dollars for Scholars. Invited Speaker. Project MALES Faculty Affiliates Symposium. Austin, TX. 

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2017, July). Positionality and Intersectionality in Critical Research Design. EDAD 995 Research Seminar: Critique and Design of Educational Research Using Large Data Sets. Guest Speaker. University of Nebraska – Lincoln: Lincoln, NE.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2016, December). Value of Race and Equity in Education – Equity Plenary 1. Equity Summit – Skyline College. San Bruno, CA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2016, September). Becoming a Scientist: Considering How Latinas in College Develop Their Science Identities. Guest Lecture, Hispanic Heritage Month. United States Department of Agriculture – National Animal Disease Center. Ames, IA.

Burt, B., Rodriguez, S. L. , Coleman, S. (2016, August). Sustaining the Academic Pipeline Workshop Series: From Graduate Student to Faculty. Faculty Panelist. Ames, IA.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2016, August). Latino Men and Masculinity: Experiences in Community College Transfer in Texas. Invited Speaker. Texas Male Student Leadership Summit. Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. L.  (2014, March). Latino Males in Texas Colleges: A Phenomenological Study of Masculinity Constructs & Their Effect of College Experiences. Invited Webinar – Texas Hispanic STEM Alliance/REL Southwest. SEDL/AIR: Austin, TX.

RADIO APPEARANCES & MEDIA

  • Featured Scholar, AERA Latina/o/x Research Issues SIG, “Importance of Advocating for Yourself and Promoting Your Own Work”
  • Featured Scholar, ASHEgrad Twitter Chat, 2019, "Building and Sustaining Collaborative Writing Relationships"
  • Access & Excellence (University of Texas at Austin), 2017, “Where Are They Now? Meet Several DDCE Grad Student Alums Who Are Diversifying Higher Ed.
  • Iowa State College of Engineering News, 2016, “Iowa State University Receives $2 million National Science Foundation Grant to Transform Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Electrical and Computer Engineering.”
  • Iowa State College of Human Sciences News, 2016, “Research to Drive Systemic Change in STEM Diversity.”
  • Iowa Public Radio, River to River, Radio Guest, 2016 [Diversity in STEM]
  • Latino/a Scholar's Corner Blog, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Contributor, 2016
  • Iowa State Daily, 2015, “Workshop focuses on 'Sustaining the Academic Pipeline'.”
  • Iowa State College of Human Sciences News, 2015, “Highly Sought-after Scholar Joins Iowa

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