Associate Professor of Family and Child Development
Ariel Rodriguez is an associate professor of family and child development at Southern Virginia University.
Dr. Rodriguez joined the faculty in 2003. He came to Southern Virginia from Texas State University, San Marcos, where he taught courses in family and human development, conducted research with Hispanic divorced fathers, and facilitated the organization of a county-wide Fatherhood Initiative.
He received his Ph.D. in Family Life and his master's degree in Family Science. Dr. Rodriguez' teaching and research interests are many, but he is particularly interested in: fatherhood, marriage and their interrelationship; and family life education. He has presented scholarly papers at professional conferences in his field at the national, regional and state level.
Dr. Rodriguez enjoys teaching in traditional classroom settings as well incorporating service learning, and teaching technology that takes education beyond the classroom. Dr. Rodriguez currently serves on the Faculty Development Committee and is the coordinator for the Family and Child Development Program.
B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University, 1990, 1994; Ph.D., Utah State University, 2000
Southern Virginia University
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