Barbara Rodriguez, PhD

Academic Director

Dr. Rodriguez is an Academic Director for ACUE. She has taught in higher education for more than 25 years and continues to teach as adjunct faculty. ACUE’s mission to improve student achievement through effective instruction was similar to Rodriguez’s goal while serving in administrative roles that championed faculty development. Consequently, after becoming more familiar with ACUE through an institutional partnership, Rodriguez felt that joining the ACUE team provided an opportunity of a lifetime—to improve student achievement through effective instruction beyond the walls of one institution.

Rodriguez is a professor, administrator, and higher education consultant. She served as the associate vice president for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning and the district director for the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Broward College. Prior to working at Broward College, she served as the senior assessment and planning associate and the director of testing at Miami Dade College. Before relocating to Florida, she was full-time faculty, department chairperson, and academic dean at Central Carolina Community College in North Carolina.

Rodriguez serves as a mentor for the Higher Learning Commission’s Assessment Academy, a coach for the Pathways Collaborative, and a peer reviewer for the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. She earned a BA and MA in English from North Carolina Central University. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Rodriguez has delivered webinars, presentations, and workshops focused on teaching practices and assessment. She co-authored a chapter in Assessing Student Learning in the Community and Two-Year College and has published in Assessment Update, NISOD Innovation Abstracts, and elsewhere.