Awilda Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her research is at the intersection of higher education policy, college access and choice, and the representation of Black, Latino, low-income and first-generation students in postsecondary education. Her most recent project examines issues of equity in access to rigorous high school coursework. Along with many policy reports and contributions to edited volumes, Rodriguez’s work has been published in Research in Higher Education, Educational Policy, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and previously worked as a research fellow at American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Higher Education Reform and as a research associate at The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.
Rodriguez teaches courses in the following program(s):
Higher Education Public Policy
Higher Education and Master of Public Policy (Dual Degree)
Individually Designed Concentration
Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
Public Policy in Postsecondary Education
Rodriguez, A. "Tradeoffs and Limitations: Understanding the Estimation of College Undermatch." Research in Higher Education (under review).
May, H., Rodriguez, A., Sirinides, P.M., Perna, L.W., Yee, A., & Ransom, T. "School and Student-Level Factors Predicting Voluntary Participation in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (under review).
Rodriguez, A. "The Road to Undermatch: Understanding the Differences Between White and Latino Student Predictors of Undermatch." Journal of Latino – Latin American Studies (forthcoming).
Perna, L.W., May, H., Yee, A., Ransom, T., Rodriguez, A., & Fester, R. "Access to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme: An exploration of opportunity to rigorous high school curricula." Educational Policy (forthcoming).
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