Dr. Diane Rodriguez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Curriculum and Teaching. Her primary research interest is at the intersection of special education, bilingual and multicultural education, and teacher preparation. She has received numerous grants from the U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and the Office of English Language Acquisition. Dr. Rodriguez has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on special education and bilingual education.
Dr. Rodriguez continues her work to provide training in special education to international audiences. She served as a member of the Nomination Committee of the Council for Exceptional Children. She also served as the Chair of the National Association of Bilingual Education Dissertation Award Committee. She was an editor of the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction. She was appointed by North Carolina Governor Perdue to the Advisory Council on Latino Affairs. Univision selected Dr. Rodriguez as an example of “Orgullo de Nuestra Comunidad,” which highlights individuals who give back to the community. She was recognized for her work with individuals with disabilities. Univision created an on-air vignette, which has run on National television.
Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
B.S., InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico
Post-doctoral Studies – University of Virginia, Center for Minority Research in Special Education
Bilingual Special Education
English Learners with Disabilities
PSGE 6324 Environments for Managing Challenging Behavior
CTGE 5554 Reflective Practice and Student Teaching in an inclusive Childhood Classroom
Luterbach, K., Rodriguez, D., Love, L, (2012). Toward Effective and Compelling Instruction for High School eCommerce Students: Results from a Small Field Study. TechTrends, 56 (6) 59-63.
Manner, J. & Rodriguez, D. (2012) Rural redesign: Delivering online professional development for rural teachers of ESL. US-China Education Review, 2 (3) 267-277.
Martinez, T., Penner-Williams, J., Herrera, S. & Rodriguez, D. (2011). Transforming Undergraduate and Graduate Candidate Perceptions About Diverse Learners Through Curricular Alignment with NCATE Standard 4. Educational Considerations, 38(2), 3-6.
Rodriguez, D. & Luterbach K. (2011). Doctoral Programs in special education: What can we do to recruit culturally and linguistically diverse students? In Higher education and human capital: Rethinking the doctorate in America (pp 147-158). David Callejo, Stephen Fain, & Judith Slater, (Editors). Sense Publishers B.V.
Rodriguez, D. (2010). Bilingual special education: Making the connection. In Preparing the way: Teaching ELLs in the K-12 classrooms. Jane Govani (Editor). Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Rodriguez, D. & Luterbach K. (2010). English language learners with disabilities’ interpretation of word problem solving in middle schools. The Bolder Walking Journal, 8, 52-60
Rodriguez, D., Manner, J., & Shannon, D. (2010). Evolution of teacher insights regarding effective instruction for English language learners. Journal of Hispanic in Higher Education, 9(2), 130-144.
Rodriguez, D. & Manner, J. (2010). Professional Development in North Carolina. AccELLerate National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 2(3), 13-14.
Manner, J., Rodriguez, D., Davis, K. (2010) NCATE Standard Four: Rural Teachers Leading the Way. The Journal of Multicultural Education, 6.
Manner, J. & Rodriguez, D. (2010). Professional Development in ESL through Digital Video. International Journal of Applied Educational Studies. 9(1) 33-40.
Rodriguez, D. (2009). Implications of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Autism. Early Childhood 85(9), 313-317.
Rodriguez, D. (2009). Meeting the needs of English language learners with disabilities in urban settings. Urban Education Journal, 44 (4) 452-464.