James L. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

James L. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Office: EC524
Telephone: (657) 278-4048
Email:   jamesrodriguez@fullerton.edu

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James L. Rodríguez (B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Stanford University) is a professor of Child and  
Adolescent Studies and the Acting Chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State  
University, Fullerton (CSUF) where he has also held appointments as Interim Assistant Vice  
President of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies, Interim Associate Vice President for  
Student Affairs, and Faculty Co-Chair of the university’s Graduation Initiative. While at CSUF,  
Rodríguez serves or has served on numerous university boards and committees including the Academic  
Senate, the Academic Senate Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Planning, Resource, and Budget  
Planning Committee, the President’s Commission on Equity and Inclusion, the Strategic Enrollment  
Planning Committee, the WASC Interim Report Committee, the Student Success Steering Committee, the  
Closing the Gap Task Force, the HACU Student Success Collaborative. Rodríguez previously held a  
tenured faculty appointment in the College of Education at San Diego State University where he  
directed the secondary bilingual teacher credential program and developed partnerships with  
multiple San Diego County school districts. He has also held appointments as a Visiting Scholar in  
the Department of Psychology at Pomona College and at Educational Testing Service.

Rodríguez has published widely on the psychological development and education of ethnic minority  
populations in the United States, with an emphasis on immigrants and English learners. His  
publications have appeared in a wide-range of journals including   Child Development, Early Childhood  
Research Quarterly, Equity and Excellence in Education, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences,  
Journal of Latinos in Education,  
and   Review of Educational Research. He has served on the  
editorial boards of   Child Development, Journal of Research on Adolescence, and the   Association of  
Mexican American Educators Journal
. Rodríguez has also served as an expert advisor and consultant  
for various California Department of Education projects including the   Early Childhood Educators  
Competencies, the Early Childhood Education Faculty Initiative Project,  
and the   Preschool English  
Learners Resource Guide

Rodríguez has served on the AERA Annual Meeting Planning Committee and in various Division E roles  
including Program Co-Chair and program reviewer, member of the Committee on Diversity and Equity,  
and Chair of the Early Career Mentoring Seminar. He has also been engaged in service with other  
professional organizations including the Founding and Steering Committees of the Latino Caucus of  
the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), for which he served as the Inaugural Chair,  
the SRCD Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee, and the 2012 SRCD Themed Meeting on the
Positive Development of Minority Children for which he also served as the Co-Chair.