The Program in Higher Education Leadership distinguished lecture series highlights professionals who are contributing to the field of higher education policy and administration.
Sarah L. Rodriguez is an assistant professor of Higher Education at Iowa State University. Rodriguez's research addresses issues of equity, access, and retention in higher education, with a focus on Latina/o students and students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Currently, she is involved with several large-scale interdisciplinary research projects (AGEP, RED, SSTEM, LSAMP) focused on institutional environments and STEM identity development which have been sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from The University of Texas at Austin and holds a master's degree with a focus in College Student Personnel from The University of Tennessee. She also holds a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish from Texas A&M University-Commerce and was a transfer student from Trinity Valley Community College. To learn more about her current projects, visit http://sarahlrodriguez.com/