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R. Joseph Rodriguez

The University of Texas at El Paso
Assistant Professor
El Paso, Texas
R. Joseph Rodríguez is Assistant Professor of Literacy and English Teacher Education in the Department of English at The University of Texas at El Paso. He teaches courses in the following areas: children’s and young adult literature, content area literacy, cultural and language studies, literacy research methods, and academic writing. He has taught English and Spanish language arts at various levels in public schools, community colleges, and universities. His research on children’s and young adult literatures and literacy education has appeared in books and journals.

Joseph is active in the National Council of Teachers of English. He served on the English language arts–reading content coordinating team of the American Council on Education for the 2012 Series GED Tests.

Joseph enjoys writing, storytelling, cooking, traveling, hiking, and kayaking. He is caregiver to two cantankerous canines.