Cristóbal Rodriguez, PhD


Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University

Cristóbal Rodríguez was born and raised in the Borderlands of El Paso under hard-working immigrant parents from Mexico, and along with studying in Germany as a U.S. Congress-German Bundestag scholar, has shaped his world views and research. His collaborations are published in various book chapters and in the Journal of Latinos and Education, Harvard Journal of African American Policy, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education,Equity & Excellence in Education and the International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education, and co-edited Latino Educational Leadership: Serving Latino Communities and Preparing Latinx Leaders Across the P-20 Pipeline. He provided an expert report/testimony on equity and achievement in the 2018 educational opportunity case Martinez v. New Mexico, conjoined with Yazzie v. NM., advocating for dual language learners, indigenous communities, families and children. In 2016 he was recognized by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Faculty Honors by the U.S. Dept. of Education and is the 2019 José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow with the Intercultural Development Research Association, and is serving a three-year elected term to the Executive Committee of the University Council for Educational Administration.

“It’s All About Connecting the Dots from the Academic Responsibility to Educational Opportunity, Inclusion, and Equity Through the Innovation in Research, Teaching, and Service.”