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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



Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Rodriguez, S. L., Estes, R., Sissel, M., Doran, E. (2019). Becoming La Ingeniera: Examining the Engineering Identity Development of Undergraduate Latinas. Journal of Latinos in Education.

Rodriguez, S. L., Jordan, A., Doran, E., Saenz, V. B. (2019). Latino Men & Community College Environments: Understanding How Belonging, Validation, and Resources Shape Experience. The Journal of Applied Research in the Community College.

Rodriguez, S. L., Pilcher, A., Garcia-Tellez, N. (2019). The Influence of Familismo on Latina STEM Identity Development. Journal of Latinos in Education.

Rodriguez, S. L., Garbee, K., Poldosky Martinez, E. (2019). Coping with College Obstacles: The Complicated Role of Familia for First-generation Mexican American College Students. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Rodriguez, S. L., Marron, T., Friedensen, R., Bartlett, M. (2019). Latina undergraduate students in STEM: The role of religious beliefs and STEM identity. Journal of College and Character.

Hatch-Tocaimaza, D. K., Garcia, C. E., Mardock-Uman, N., Rodriguez, S. L., & Young, D. G. (2019). What works: Learning outcomes due to design variations in community college student success courses. Teachers College Record, 121(7).

Rodriguez, S.L., Lu, C., & Bartlett, M. (2018). Engineering identity development: A review of the higher education literature. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. 6(3), 254-265.

Rodriguez, S. L. & Lehman, K. (2018). Developing the Next Generation of Diverse Computer Scientists: The Need for Enhanced, Intersectional Computer Science Identity Theory. Computer Science Education.

Sax, L. J., Blaney, J. M., Lehman, K. J., Rodriguez, S. L., George, K. L., & Zavala, C. (2018). Sense of belonging in computing: The role of introductory courses for women and underrepresented minority students. Social Sciences, 7(8), 1-24.

Saenz, V. B., García-Louis, C., De Las Mercédez, C., & Rodriguez, S. L. (2018). Mujeres Supporting: How Female Family Members Shape the Educational Success of Latino Males in Postsecondary Education. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Rodriguez, S. L., Cunningham, K., Jordan, A. (2017). STEM identity development for Latinas: The role of self- and outside recognition. 18(3), Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Saenz, V. B., Mercedes, C., Rodriguez, S. L., & Garcia Louis, C. (2017). Latino Men and Their Fathers: Exploring How Community Cultural Wealth Influences Their Community College Success. Association for Mexican American Educators Journal, 11(2), 89-110.

Rodriguez, S.L., Garbee, K., Miller, R. & Saenz, V.B. (2017). How Community Colleges in Texas Prioritize Resources for Latino Men. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 1-16.

Rodriguez, S. L., Cunningham, K., Jordan, A. (2016). What a Scientist Looks Like: How Community Colleges Can Utilize and Enhance Science Identity Development as a Means to Improve Success for Women of Color. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 41(4-5), 232-238.

Rodriguez, S. L., Lu, C., Bukoski, B. E. (2016). “I Just Feel Like I Have to Duke It Out By Myself”: How Latino Men Cope with Academic and Personal Obstacles During College. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, (2)2, 64-101. https://tinyurl.com/ybb25h6j

Rodriguez, S. L., Massey, K., Saenz, V.B. (2016). Engaging Latino Men in Community Colleges: The Role of Student-Faculty Engagement. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 23(2), 21-40.

Saenz, V. B., Mayo, J., Miller, R. & Rodriguez, S. L. (2015). (Re)defining Masculinity Through Peer Interactions: Latino Men in Texas Community Colleges. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(2), 164-175.

Saenz, V. B., Bukoski, B. E., Lu, C., & Rodriguez, S. L. (2013). Latino Males in Texas Community Colleges: A Phenomenological Study of Masculinity Constructs and Their Effect on College Experiences. Journal of African American Males in Education, 4(2), 82-102.

RESEARCH/POLICY BRIEFS & REPORTS

Ali, S.R., Rodriguez, S.L., Kim, J.Y.C., Xiao, M., Li, C. (September, 2018). IINSPIRE LSAMP Career Development Study: Preliminary Findings. LSAMP IINSPIRE Program Research Brief Series. Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Ali, S.R., Rodriguez, S.L., Kim, J.Y.C., Xiao, M. (October, 2017). IINSPIRE LSAMP Career Development Study Design & Piloting: How Using Social Cognitive Career Theory Can Improve STEM Experiences for URMs. LSAMP IINSPIRE Program Research Brief Series. Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Rodriguez, S. L., Vasquez, M., Salinas, C. (2017). Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color Policy Brief Series: Latino Men and Masculinities: Community College Transfer Experiences in Texas, California, and Florida. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.

Rodriguez, S. L. (2016). Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color Policy Brief Series: How Latino men cope with academic and social obstacles during college. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L., Martinez, G. (2014). Policy brief: African American and Hispanic male success in Texas: A longitudinal 8th grade cohort study. Austin, TX:University of Texas at Austin.

Rodriguez, S. L. (2013). Research brief: Examining Latino boys’ educational pathways and motivation for postsecondary educational success. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.

Rodriguez, S. L. (2013). Enhancing the STEM pipeline for Latina/o students in community college. American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Scholar PoliMemo Project: A Research Policy Hub on Latina/os and Higher Education. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Ponjuan, L., Clark, M., Saenz, V.B. (2012). Final Report - Boys in Peril: Examining Latino boys’ educational pathways and motivation towards postsecondary education. [Coordinated and co-authored writing final report of qualitative research findings]. Joint funding to University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida. TG Foundation: Round Rock, TX.

BOOK CHAPTERS, BOOK REVIEWS, & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Rincón, B., & Rodriguez, S.L. (in press). Latinx Students Charting their Own STEM Pathways: Centering Identities and Communities. Scholarly Paper Commissioned by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). Tempe, AZ.

Rodriguez, S. L. & Lu, C. (in press). Navigating Operating Systems: A Framework for Understanding Identity Development for Undergraduate Latina Students in Computing. In E.M. Gonzalez, F. Fernandez, & M. Wilson (Eds.), Latina Women Studying and Researching in STEM: An Asset-Based Approach to Increasing Resilience and Retention. Research in Educational Equity and Diversity. London, UK: Routledge.

Rodriguez, S. L. (2018). Women of Color: Architects for Systemic Change in Tomorrow's Higher Education Landscape. Annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Knowledge Community Publication. NASPA: Washington, D.C.

Lu, C., Rodriguez, S. L. (2018). Increasing the STEM Pipeline by Strengthening Latin@ Science Identity Development. In T. Yuen, E. Bonner, M. Arreguín-Anderson (Eds.), (Under)Represented Latin@s in STEM: Increasing Participation Throughout Education and Workplace. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Saenz, V. B., Rodriguez, S. L., Pritchett, K., Estrada, J., Garbee, K. (2016). Latino Males in Higher Education: Administrator Awareness of the Emerging Challenges. In V.B. Saenz, L. Ponjuan, J. Figueroa (Eds.), Ensuring the success of Latino males in higher education: A new national imperative (pp. 177-191). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Rodriguez, S. L. (2016). [Review of the book Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What’s Out There to Transform College Teaching, by Shank, J.]. The Review of Higher Education, 39(3).

Rodriguez, S. L., Saenz, V. B., Lu, C. (2014). Bridging the gap between community colleges and four- year universities to maximize effectiveness in STEM education for Latino males. In J. L. Wood & R. T. Palmer (Eds), STEM Models of Success: Programs, Policies, and Practices in the Community College (75-89). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Rodriguez, S. L. (Summer 2013). Identifying with a single identity? A way of the past. [Review of the book Navigating multiple identities: Race, gender, culture, nationality, and roles, by R. Josselson & M. Harway]. The Review of Higher Education, 36(3).

Cofer, J., Somers, P., Bukoski, B., & Rodriguez, S. L. (2012). Qualidade na educação superior: o desenvolimento de medidas e relatórios significativos. Qualidade Da Educação Superior: grupos investigativos internacionais em diálogo - v. 5. EdiPUCRS. Porto Allegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Rodriguez, S. L., & Glauser, T. L (2010). Making the connection: How student involvement affects African American social integration at a Predominantly White Institution. November/December ed. Campus Activities Programming Magazine, Columbia, SC.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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. https://peer.asee.org/33010

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. https://peer.asee.org/31738

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. https://peer.asee.org/30343

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. https://peer.asee.org/29529

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