James L. Rodríguez, PhD

School of Social Sciences and Education
California State University, Bakersfield

Dr. James L. Rodríguez is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education and professor of Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). Previously, Dr. Rodríguez was a professor of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) where he has also held a number of administrative and leadership positions including Interim Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Acting Chair of the Department of Chicana/o/x Studies, Interim Faculty Athletics Representative, faculty Co-Chair of the Graduation Initiative, and a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. Dr. Rodríguez previously held a tenured faculty appointment in the College of Education at San Diego State University. He has held appointments as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Pomona College and at Educational Testing Service and is a Research Fellow at the Latinx Education Research Center at Santa Clara University. Dr. Rodríguez has published widely on the psychological development and education of Latinx and other ethnic minority populations in the United States, with an emphasis on immigrant children and families and English learners. Dr. Rodríguez is a native of Calexico, CA. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in Child and Adolescent Development from Stanford University.