Curriculum Vitae

HAVIDÁN RODRÍGUEZ

2018
President
University at Albany
State University of New York (SUNY)
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

M.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1986

B.S., Cum Laude, Psychology, University of Maryland, 1983

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

President, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), September, 2017 - Current.

Founding Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, September 2014 - September, 2017.

President, Ad Interim, University of Texas - Pan American, August 2014 - August 2015.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Texas - Pan American, December 2010 - August 2014.

Deputy Provost, University of Delaware, July 2009 - December 2010.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs, University of Delaware, 2006-2009.

Director, Disaster Research Center (DRC), University of Delaware, 2003-2006.

Interim Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1999.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1998-1999.

Director, Center for Applied Social Research (CISA), University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1997-1999.

Director, Minority Affairs Program, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC, 1995-1998.

Director, Disaster Research Laboratory, Center for Applied Social Research, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1994-1995.

Interim Director/Chair, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1993-1994.

Associate Director/Chair, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1992-1993.

 

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Professor, The University at Albany, SUNY, 2017 - Current.

Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2015 -2017.

Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Texas-Pan American, December 2010 - 2015.

Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, 2003 - 2010.

Visiting Professor, Population Fellows Program, Professional Exchange for Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Initiative, School of Public Health, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Summers 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1999-2003.

Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1994-1999.

Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1991-1994.

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991.

 

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Guest Professor, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang, China, May, 2015 - Current.

Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center (DRC), University of Delaware, 2003-2010.

Core Faculty, Latin American Studies, University of Delaware, 2007-2010.

 

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

Presidential Medallion, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Awarded by President Guy Bailey. August 21, 2017.

2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, 2017 Issue.

2017 Top Latino Leader, Council for Latino Workplace Equity of the National Diversity Council. Presented at the 2017 Latino Leadership Conference, San Antonio, TX, September 21, 2017.

Cesar Estrada Chavez Award, American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity. Presented at the AAAED 42nd National Conference and Annual Meeting, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, June 8–10, 2016.

Bright Spot in Hispanic Education, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, September 2015.

Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Presented at the 2015 AAHHE Annual National Conference, Frisco, TX, March 14, 2015.

Protégé, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute, 2013-14.

Participant, American Council on Education (ACE) Spectrum Executive Leadership Program, 2014 Cohort.

Scholar of the Year. Awarded by El Sol: Latino Newspaper and presented during the 2008 Crystal Awards Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 2008.

Hispanic of the Year: Professional Achievement Award. Awarded by the Latin American Community Center and presented during the 2007 Grand Ball. Wilmington, DE, October 5, 2007.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Outstanding Achievement Award for 2004. Awarded at the 2005 NDMS Conference, Orlando, FL, May 1, 2005.

Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Spring 2002.

Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Participant in the Latino Statistical Workshop and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, Summer, 1993.

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986-1987 and 1989-1991.

Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987-1988 and 1989-1990.

Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities, 1986 and 1990.

Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1984-1986.

 

FUNDED PROPOSALS

Total External Funding as PI, Co-PI, Program Director or Project Leader/Researcher: $11.9 Million.

Project Leader (with Kristin Croyle), AASCU Frontier Set Project. This project focuses on student success. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Spring 2017 – September, 2017: $640,000.

Principal Investigator, Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Funded by the National Science Foundation, ADVANCE Program. Co-PIs: Ala Qubbaj, Maria Cristina Villalobos, and Jessica Lavariega-Monforti. Fall 2012 – September 2017: $3,105,100.

Principal Investigator, ADVANCING Women in the Academic STEM Fields through Dual-Career Policies and Practices. Supplemental funding as part of the NSF ADVANCE Program for a 2014 Symposium. Co-PIs: Ala Qubbaj, Maria Cristina Villalobos, and Jessica Lavariega-Monforti. 2013 – 2014: $91,400.

Co-Principal Investigator, Hazards, Disasters and Society: Training the Next Generation of Disaster Researchers. Research for Undergraduates (REU) Site, funded by the National Science Foundation. PI: Joanne Nigg, University of Delaware. 2008-2010: $268,808.

Co-Principal Investigator, DRU: Contending with Materiel Convergence: Optimal Control, Coordination, and Delivery of Critical Supplies to the Site of Extreme Events. Funded by the National Science Foundation. PI: José Holguín-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Co-PIs: Havidán Rodríguez, University of Delaware; Satish V. Ukkusuri, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Didier M. Valdes, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez; and Tricia Wachtendorf, University of Delaware, 2007-2010: $749,298.

Principal Investigator, Hazards, Disasters, and Society: Training the Future Generations of Social Science Researchers. Research for Undergraduates (REU) Site, funded by the National Science Foundation. Co-PI: Joanne Nigg. 2005-2008: $217,330 (NSF) plus $101,500 (Matching funds, University of Delaware).

Researcher, Business Interruption and Recovery, Social Science Research Team, Mid-America Earthquake Center. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Co-PI: Joanne Nigg, University of Delaware. 2004-2008: $166,800.

Lead Social Science Researcher, DRC End-User Research Component, Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA). Funded by the National Science Foundation. PI: David J. McLaughlin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. ERC collaborative project between the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Colorado State University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 2003-2009: $765,000 (DRC End-User Research Component Budget; total funding about $17M).

Principal Investigator, Population Composition, Geographic Distribution, and Natural Hazards: Vulnerability in the Coastal Regions of Puerto Rico. Funded by the University of Puerto Rico, Sea Grant College Program. Co-PIs: Walter Díaz and Aurelio Mercado. 2003-2007: $160,000.

Principal Investigator, A Conference Proposal on Disaster Research and the Social Sciences: Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Future Trajectories. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Co-PIs: Benigno Aguirre and Tricia Wachtendorf. 2004: $56,406.

Co-principal Investigator, Collaborative Project on Integrating Census Data Analysis into the Curriculum. Funded by the National Science Foundation. PI: Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association; Co-PIs: Carla Howery and Havidán Rodríguez. 2001-2005: $439,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation Proposal: Salary Scale and Needs Assessment of the Engineering Faculty at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Funded by the College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Co-PIs: Havidán Rodríguez and Douglas Santos. 2002-2003: $16,713.

Principal Investigator, Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC): Evaluation of Outcomes and Processes. Funded as part of the MARC Program of the National Institutes of Health. University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 2001-2003: $90,575.

Co-Principal Investigator, Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Co-PIs: Aurelio Mercado, Havidán Rodríguez, and Christa von Hillenbrandt, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 2001-2003: $282,000.

Principal Investigator, Certification Program in Applied Social Science Research. Funded by Iniciativa de Renovación Académica, University of Puerto Rico, Office for Academic Affairs and Research. University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez; Co-PIs: Janet Bonilla and Walter Díaz. 2000-2002: $25,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Programa de Adiestramiento en el Desarrollo y la Divulgación de Investigación Social Aplicada. Funded by El Programa para el Fortalecimiento de la Enseñanza, la Investigación y la Labor Creativa en las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales, University of Puerto Rico, Office for Academic Affairs and Research. Co-PIs: Janet Bonilla, Walter Díaz, and Havidán Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 2000-2002: $30,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Puerto Ricans’ Assessments and Understanding of the Census 2000 Race and Ethnicity Questions. Funded (sub-contracted) by WESTAT, Rockville, Maryland. PI: Walter Díaz, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez; Co-PIs: Isar Godreau, María Mulero, and Havidán Rodríguez. 1999-2000: $79,334.

Principal Investigator, Public Response to Hurricanes in the North Coast of Puerto Rico: A Behavioral Analysis. Funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Division, Jacksonville District. University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez; Co-PIs: Walter Díaz and Jaime Gutiérrez. 1999-2000: $59,405.

Co-Principal Investigator, The Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program: A Prospectus on Years Four and Five of MOST: Institutionalizing Department Change. Funded by the Ford Foundation. Principal Investigator: Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association. 1998-2000: $485,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Puerto Rican National Identity and Status Choice: Phase I, Instrumentation and Infrastructure. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Co-PIs: Luis R. Cámara, Walter Díaz, María D. Mulero, Angel I. Rivera, and Havidán Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 1998-2000: $45,113.

Co-Principal Investigator, Generating an Infrastructure for Social Science Research: Creation of a National Sampling Frame. Funded by the Center for Research and Development ($5,000) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Seed Money Funds ($2,000). Co-PIs: Walter Díaz and Havidán Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 1998-1999: $7,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC): An Evaluation of Outcomes and Processes. Funded as part of the MARC Program of the National Institutes of Health. Co-PIs: Janet Bonilla, Milagritos González, Havidán Rodríguez, and Douglas Santos, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. 1997-1998: $12,490.

Co-Principal Investigator, “Small Grant Program for the Advancement of the Discipline.” Funded by the National Science Foundation. PI: Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association. 1997-2000 (Participated only in 1997-1998): $132,000.

Co-Principal Investigator and Program Director, MOST II: Minority Opportunities through School Transformation: Changing Departmental Climate and Curriculum to Better Serve Minority Students. Funded by the Ford Foundation. PI: Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association. 1995-1997: $415,000.

Co-Principal Investigator and Program Director, Graduate Fellowship Program for Ethnic Minorities. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. PI: Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association. 1995-1998: $1,333,817.

Co-Principal Investigator, Proposal for the Development of an Interdisciplinary Center on Women’s Studies. Funded by the University of Puerto Rico. PI: E.A. Arroyo; Co-PIs: Havidán Rodríguez, et al. 1995: $32,000.

Program Coordinator, Minority Opportunities through School Transformation Program (MOST II), University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Funded by The Ford Foundation and administered by the American Sociological Association. Mentors: Juan Carlos Gorlier and Jaime Gutiérrez. 1994-1995: $25,000 (Matching funds, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez).

Principal Investigator, Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico: An Analysis of Attitudes, Knowledge and Preparedness. Funded by the National Science Foundation-Minority Research Center of Excellence and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Co-PIs: Celia R. Colón, Jaime Gutiérrez, and Virgilio Rodríguez. 1993-1995: $143,870 (NSF) plus $40,000 (Matching funds, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez).

Principal Investigator, Natural Disasters: An Exploratory Analysis of Attitudes, Knowledge and Preparedness. Pilot Study funded by the National Science Foundation-Minority Research Center of Excellence. University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Co-PIs: Celia R. Colón, Jaime Gutiérrez, and Virgilio Rodríguez. 1991-1993: $36,000.

 

OTHER FUNDED PROPOSALS

Rodríguez, H. and Gempesaw, C. Fund Support Agreement for the Establishment of a University of Delaware Campus in IFEZ. Planning grant funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), Songdo, South Korea, 2009-2010; approximately $1 million (varies with the exchange rate).

Rodríguez, H. and Chen, J. The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware. Proposal funded by the Confucius Institute Central Headquarters (Hanban), China. The Institute is in partnership with Xiamen University. Recurring funds of $150,000 per year from Hanban and $150,000 in matching funds from the University of Delaware, 2010.

Rodríguez, H. and Austin, S. Area Studies Programs: Interdisciplinary & Global Partnerships & Collaborations. Funded by the Unidel Foundation Grant, University of Delaware, 2009-2010: $60,000.

Rodríguez, H. and Griffiths, L. Global Partnerships and Initiatives: Increasing UD’s Global Presence and Impact. Funded by the Unidel Foundation Grant, University of Delaware, 2009-2010: $300,000.

Rodríguez, H. and Gilbert, M. Developing and Implementing Initiatives in Academic and Student Affairs. Funded by the Unidel Foundation Grant, University of Delaware, 2008-2010: $150,000.

Rodríguez, H. Courtright, J., and Carothers, M. Development of Capstone Experience Courses. Funded by the Unidel Foundation Grant, University of Delaware, 2008-2010: $300,000.

 

BOOKS

Donner, W., Rodríguez, H., Brotzge, J., and Diaz, W.R. (Under Contract). From Warning to Action: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Effective Warning System. New York, NY: Springer.

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2018). Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans: La Crisis Boricua, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

 

EDITED VOLUMES

Rodríguez, H., Donner, W., and Trainor, J. (Eds.). (2018). Handbook of Disaster Research, 2nd Edition, New York, NY: Springer.

Rodríguez, H., Sáenz, R., and Menjívar, C. (Eds.). (2008). Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América. New York, NY: Springer.

Rodríguez, H., Quarantelli, E.L., and Dynes, R. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of Disaster Research. New York, NY: Springer.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND MAJOR REPORTS
Mora, M.T., Qubbaj, A.R., and Rodríguez, H. (2018). “ADVANCING Latinas and Other Women in STEM through Dual Career Hiring and Other Policy/Climate Initiatives at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.” In McMahon, M., Mora, M.T., and Qubbaj, A.R. (Eds.), Advancing Women in Academic STEM Fields through Dual Career Policies and Practices. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2016). “Education, Migration, and Earnings of Puerto Ricans on the Island and U.S. Mainland: Impact, Outcomes, and Consequences of an Economic Crisis.” Migration Studies, 2016: 1-22 (available online, https://academic.oup.com/migration/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/migration/mnw032/2769422/Education-migration-and-earnings-of-Puerto-Ricans?redirectedFrom=PDF, print version, 2017, Vol. 5, No. 2: 168-89.)

Diaz-Barriga, M. and Rodríguez, H. (2013). “Poverty.” In Ilan Stavans (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. New York City, NY: Oxford University Press.

Donner, W., Rodríguez, H., and Díaz, W. (2012). “Tornado Warnings in Three Southern States:  A Qualitative Analysis of Public Response Patterns.” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Article 5, Pages – ISSN (Online) 1547-7355; http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsem.2012.9.issue-2/1547-7355.1955/1547-7355.1955.xml.

Wasileski, G., Rodríguez, H., and Díaz, W. (2011 ). “Business Closure and Relocation: A Comparative Analysis of the Loma Prieta Earthquake and Hurricane Andrew.” Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, Vol. 35, No. 1: 102-129.

Donner, W. and Rodríguez, H. (January 2011). “Disaster Risk and Vulnerability: The Role and Impact of Population and Society.” Population Reference Bureau..

Santos-Hernández, J., Rodríguez, H., and Díaz, W. (2010). “Developing Social Vulnerability to Disasters in the Coastal Regions of Puerto Rico: Social, Political and Economic Processes.” In Rivera, J.D. and Miller, D.S. (Eds.), How Ethnically Marginalized Americans Cope with Catastrophic Disasters: Studies in Suffering and Resiliency. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, Ltd., pp. 281-296.

Dynes, R. and Rodríguez, H. (2010). “Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster.” In Brunsma, D.L., Overfelt, D., and Picou, S.J. (Eds.), The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield, Second Edition, pp. 25-36. (Also published in First Edition of this book in 2007, listed below.)

Rodríguez, H., Donner, W., Díaz, W., and Santos-Hernández, J. (2010). “Emergency Managers, Allocation of Radar Resources & Policy Implications: The Intersection of Weather Hazards, Population, and Technology.” Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 8, No. 2: 35-44.

Bass, E.J., Baumgart, L.A., Philips, B., Kloesel, K., Dougherty, K., Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., Donner, W., Santos, J., and Zink, M. (2009). “Incorporating Emergency Management Needs in the Development of Weather Radar Networks.” Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 7, No. 1: 45-52.

Donner, W. and Rodríguez, H. (2008). “Population Composition, Migration, and Inequality: The Influence of Demographic Changes on Disaster Risk and Vulnerability.” Social Forces, Vol. 87, No. 2: 1089-1114.

Dynes, R. and Rodríguez, H. (2008). “Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster.” In J. Chaffee, C. McMahon and B. Stout (Eds.), Critical Thinking: Thoughtful Writing (4th Edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, pp. 282-290. (Also found in Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences: Social Science Research Council, 2005, http://understandingkatrina.ssrc.org/Dynes_Rodriguez/; see also 2007 chapter below).

Dynes, R. and Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster.” In Brunsma, D.L., Overfelt, D., and Picou, S.J. (Eds.). The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 23-33.

Rodríguez, H. and Russell, C.N. (2006). “Understanding Disasters: Vulnerability, Sustainable Development, and Resiliency.” In Blau, J., and Iyall-Smith, K. (Eds.). Public Sociologies Reader. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 193-211.

Rodríguez, H., Diaz, W. Santos, J., and Aguirre, B. (2006). Communicating Risk and Uncertainty: Science, Technology, and Disasters at the Crossroads.” In Rodríguez, H., Quarantelli, E.L., and Dynes, R. (Eds.). Handbook of Disaster Research. New York, NY: Springer, pp. 476-488.

Rodríguez, H. and Aguirre, B.E. (2006). “Hurricane Katrina and the Healthcare Infrastructure: A Focus on Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Resiliency.” Feature article, FRONTIERS of Health Services Management, Vol. 23, No. 1: 13-24.

Wachtendorf, T., Kendra, J.M., Rodríguez, H., and Trainor, J. (June 2006). “The Social Impact and Consequences of the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Observations from India and Sri Lanka.” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 22, No. S3: S693-S714.

Rodríguez, H. and Marks, D. (2006). “Disasters, Vulnerability, and Governmental Response: Where (How) Have We Gone so Wrong?” Corporate Finance Review, Vol. 10, No. 6: 5-14.

Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., Kendra, J., and Trainor, J. (March 2006). “A Snapshot of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Societal Impacts and Consequences.” Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 15, No. 1: 163-177.

Rodríguez, H., Trainor, J., and Quarantelli, E.L. (2006). “Rising to the Challenges of a Catastrophe: The Emergent and Pro-Social Behavior Following Hurricane Katrina.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Special Issue: Shelter from the Storm: Repairing the National Emergency Management System after Hurricane Katrina, Vol. 604: 82-101.

Howery, C. and Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Integrating Data Analysis (IDA): Working with Sociology Departments to Address the Quantitative Literacy Gap.” Teaching Sociology, Special issue: Cultivating Quantitative Literacy, Vol. 34, No. 1: 23-38.

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “Reflections on the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction: How Can We Develop Disaster Resilient Communities.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 23, No. 1: 148-150.

Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., and Russell, C. (2004). “Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Future Trajectories.” International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 22, No. 2: 117-135.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “A Long Walk to Freedom” and Democracy: Human Rights, Globalization, and Social Injustice.” Social Forces, Vol. 83, No. 1: 391-412.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “The Role of Science, Technology, and the Media in the Communication of Risk and Warnings.” In Risk and Crisis Communication: Building Trust and Explaining Complexities When Emergencies Arise. Washington, DC, Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), pp. 11-16.

Levine, F.J., Rodríguez, H., Howery, C.B., and Latoni, A. (2002). Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education through Department Change. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Rodríguez, H. (2002). “¿Por qué los Desastres No Son “Naturales”? Riesgo, Vulnerabilidad y Desastres en el Contexto Puertorriqueño.” In Ruíz, S. (Ed.), Themes in the Social Sciences, Publications Office, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.

Gutiérrez, J. and Rodríguez, H. (2002). “La Investigación Social Aplicada y los Desastres Naturales.” In Ruíz, S. (Ed.). Themes in the Social Sciences, Publications Office, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.

Rodríguez, H. (1998). “A Demographic and Socioeconomic Profile on Puerto Rican Householders in the United States and Puerto Rico.” In Vélez, W. (Ed.). Race and Ethnicity in the United States: An Institutional Approach. New York: General Hall Publishers, pp. 140-177.

Rodríguez, H. (1997). “A Socioeconomic Analysis of Hurricanes in Puerto Rico: An Overview on Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness.” In Díaz, H.F. and Pulwarty, R.S., (Eds.), Hurricanes: Climate and Socioeconomic Impacts. New York: Springer, pp. 121-143.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Disaster Vulnerability and Emergency Management in Puerto Rico.” In Amin, S.G. and Fullerton, S. (Eds.), International Business Practices: Contemporary Readings, 1996 Edition. Maryland: A Publication of the Academy of Business Administration, pp. 530-536.

Rodríguez, H., and Troche, M. (January-July 1994). “Preparación y Mitigación en Puerto Rico: Un Análisis Organizacional.” Desastres y Sociedad, No. 2, Year 2, pp. 23-40.

Rodríguez, H. (May 1992). “Population, Economic Mobility and Income Inequality: A Portrait of Latinos in the United States, 1970-1991.” Latino Studies Journal, Vol. III, Issue II: 55-86. (Abridged version published in Aguirre, A., Jr., and Baker, D. V. (Eds.), SOURCES: Notable Selections in Race and Ethnicity (1995). The Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc., pp. 229-240).

Rodríguez, H. (1992). “Latinos in the Continental United States: A Demographic and Socioeconomic Profile, 1970-1988.” Ceteris Paribus, Vol. 2, No. 1: 1-45.

Rodríguez, H. (1992). “Household Composition, Employment Patterns, and Income Inequality: Puerto Ricans in New York and Other Areas of the United States Mainland.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 1: 52-75.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2018). “Puerto Rican Island-Mainland and Interstate Migration during La Crisis Boricua.” Hispanic Economic Outlook, Spring 2018, pp. 17-21.

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2016). “Riding the Perfect Storm: The Impact of an Economic Crisis and Public Policy on Migration among Puerto Ricans on the Island and the U.S. Mainland.” The Minority Report, Issue 8, pp. 5-7 & 10-11.
Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2015). “Changes in Earnings and Occupational Classifications among Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the Mainland U.S.: 2006-2011.” Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2015, pp. 1-4.

Rodríguez, H. (Spring 2013). “Disaster Research in Perspective: A Holistic Approach.” Canadian Risk & Hazards Network, HazNet, Volume 4, No. 2: pp. 4-6.

Rodríguez, H. (May 2010). “Position Paper on Mega-Disasters and Their Impacts on Mega-Cities.” Proceedings of the US-Taiwan Workshop on the Advancement of Societal Responses to Mega-Disasters Afflicting Mega-Cities, pp. 104-108. (Workshop held in Taipei, Taiwan, May 5-8, 2010; funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Science Council in Taiwan).

Santos-Hernández, J., Rodríguez, H., and Diaz, W. (2008). Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST): An Additional Step Towards Community Resilience. University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program, UPRSG-H-203.

Donner, W.R., Grainger, D., Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., Santos, J., and Marks, D. (2008). “Rainfall Estimates or Tornado Detection: An Assessment Based on the Needs of Emergency Managers.” Third Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research, 88th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 20-24, 2008. (Also, 2005 University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center, Preliminary Paper No. 346).

Díaz, W., Mercado, A., Rodríguez, H., and Santos, J. (2007). “Exposición y Vulnerabilidad a las Marejadas Ciclónicas en Puerto Rico (Parte I).” Marejada, Vol. 1, No. 1: pp. 14-16.

Rodríguez, H., Santos, J., Donner, B., and Díaz, W. (2007). “Science, Technology, and Disasters: Integrating End-User Needs.” Weather and Society Watch: A Publication of NCAR’s Societal Impacts Program, Vol. 1, No. 4: pp. 4 & 9.

Donner, W., Rodríguez, H., and Díaz, W. (2007). “Public Warning Response Following Tornadoes in New Orleans, LA, and Springfield, MO: A Sociological Analysis.” Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research CD-ROM, 87th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, San Antonio, TX.

Rodríguez, H., Nigg, J.M., and Wachtendorf, T. (2005). “Social Science Research: Priority Areas for the National Plan for Research and Development.” Position paper prepared for the CIP R&D Workshop for Academic and Federal Lab R&D Providers, Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Science Foundation; Washington, DC, June 28, 2005. (Also, University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center, Miscellaneous Report No. 52).

Rodriguez, H., Díaz, W., Donner, W., Santos, J. and Marks, D. (2005). “Allocation of Radar Resources and Policy Implications: The End-User Community in Oklahoma.” University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center, Preliminary Paper No. 345.

Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., Kendra, J. and Trainor, J. (2005). “The Great Sumatra Earthquake and the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004: A Preliminary Assessment of Societal Impacts and Consequences.” Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Newsletter, Report No. 4, May 2005, Vol. 39, No. 5: 1-7.

Trainor, J., Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., and Kendra, J. (2005). “More than a Wave: Exploring the Social Impacts of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.” Natural Hazards Observer, Vol. XXIX, No. 5: 1-3.

Rodríguez, H. and Aguirre, B. (2005). “Education, Sustainable Development, and Disasters: An Interactive and Collaborative Approach.” Publication distributed at the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction. Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, January 18-22, 2005. (Also, University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center Preliminary Paper No. 350). 

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “Practical Tips and Guidelines: Conducting Face-to-Face Interviews (and even Focus Groups).” University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center, Preliminary Paper No. 343.

Rodríguez, H., and Wachtendorf, T. (Invited Guest Editors, 2004). Disasters, Vulnerability, and Society: An International and Multi-Disciplinary Approach. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 24, No. 10/11.

Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., and Aguirre, B. (2004). “Communicating Risk and Warnings: An Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research Approach.” University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center, Preliminary Paper No. 337.

 

NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE COMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS

Committee Member. (2007). Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk: From Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises. Committee on Using Demographic Data and Tools More Effectively to Assist Populations at Risk of Facing Disasters, National Research Council, The National Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academy Press.

Committee Member. (2006). Terrorism and the Chemical Infrastructure: Protecting People and Reducing Vulnerabilities. Committee on Assessing Vulnerabilities Related to the Nation’s Chemical Infrastructure, National Research Council, The National Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academy Press.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Rodríguez, H. (2008). Review of Aranda, E.M. (Ed.). (2007). Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 210pp. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 37, No. 1: pp. 29-30.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). Review of Hartman, C. and Squires, G.D. (Eds.). (2006). There Is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina, New York: Routledge, 311pp. Social Forces, Vol. 86, No. 3: 1360-1362.

Rodríguez, H. and Barnshaw, J. (2006). “The Social Construction of Disasters: From Heat Waves to Worst-Case Scenarios.” Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 35, No. 3: 218-223.

Rodríguez, H. and Díaz, W. (1998). Review of Rivera-Batíz, F.L. and Santiago, C.E. (1996). Island Paradox: Puerto Rico in the 1990s, Russell Sage Foundation. New West Indian Guide, Vol. 73, No. 1 & 2: 154-156.

 

TASK FORCE REPORTS

Task Force on Establishing the Institute for Global for Global Studies at the University of Delaware. (2009). Co-Chair: Havidán Rodríguez, with 22 representatives, including faculty, staff, and administrators from the University of Delaware community.

The Path to Prominence through Diversity: University of Delaware Diversity Task Force Final Report. (2008). Co-Chairs: Margaret L. Andersen and Araya Debessay; Members: Havidán Rodríguez, and other faculty, staff, and administrators from the University of Delaware community.

Task Force on Teaching Assistants, Teaching Effectiveness, and Preparing Future Faculty: A Preliminary Report. (March 2007). Chair: Havidán Rodríguez; Members: Tom Apple, Gabriele Bauer, Martha Carothers, John Courtright, Mary Martin, Robin Morgan, and Carolyn Thoroughgood; University of Delaware.

Task Force on Pre-Collegiate Programs: Preliminary Report. (March 2007). Chair: Havidán Rodríguez; Members: John Courtright, Lou Hirsh, Melva Ware, and Terry Whittaker; University of Delaware.

UD-Online Task Force: A Preliminary Report. (March 2007). Chair: Havidán Rodríguez; Members: James K. Broomall, John A. Courtright, Joseph DiMartile, and Lesa Griffiths; University of Delaware.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2018). “Findings and Implications from Population, Migration, and the Socioeconomic Outcomes of Island & Mainland Puerto Ricans: La Crisis Boricua.” Presented at The University of Puerto Rico Cayey. Cayey, PR: May 22, 2018.

Rodríguez, H., (2017). Panelist, “Increasing our Research and Outreach Enterprise.” SUNY Chancellor’s 2017 Semi-Annual Presidents’ Meeting, SUNY Global Center, NYC: December 14, 2017.

Rodríguez, H., (2017). Panelist, “The Dynamics of Activism and Free Speech on College Campuses.” 2017 Diversity Conference: Engaging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom, Campus and Community, Albany, NY: December 1, 2017.

Mora, M. T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2017). “Puerto Rico’s Economic, Financial, and Unfolding Humanitarian Crises:  La Crisis Boricua.” Freedom and Justice Conference. Sponsored by the National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists. New York, NY: August 11, 2017.
Rodriguez, H. (2017). “Education, Literacy, and Student Success: Building and Sustaining Partnerships and Coalitions.” Keynote Speaker, 2nd Annual South Texas Literacy Conference, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg Campus, January 21, 2017.

Dávila, A., Mora, M.T., and Rodríguez, H. (2017). “Education and Occupational Structures among Island-Born and Mainland-Born Puerto Ricans and Non-Hispanic Whites on the U.S. Mainland: 2006-2014.” American Economic Association/Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, January 6-8, 2017.

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2016). “Socioeconomic Outcomes of Recent Puerto Rican Migrants and Mexican Immigrants in New Destination Areas on the U.S. Mainland.” Freedom and Justice Conference. Sponsored by the National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists, Washington, DC: August 9, 2016. (Also, Latina/o Studies Association Biennial Conference, Pasadena, CA: July 7, 2016).

Rodríguez, H. (2016). “The Importance, Impact, and Outcomes of a Bilingual Education: The Role of Local Schools and Institutions of Higher Education.” Keynote Speaker, 1st Annual Bilingual Education Conference, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg Campus, August 1, 2016.

Rodríguez, H. (2016). Panelist, “The Importance of Leadership Diversity in Academia.” 2016 American Economic Association Summer Mentoring Pipeline Conference, Michigan State University: July 29, 2016.

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2016). “Socioeconomic Outcomes of Recent Puerto Rican Migrants and Mexican Immigrants.” Latina/o Studies Association Biennial Conference, Pasadena, CA: July 7, 2016.

Mora, M.T., Qubbaj, A.R., Rodríguez, H., and Garcia, C. (2016). “Supporting the ADVANCEment of Mid-Career STEM Women through an Associate to Full Professor Program.” NSF ADVANCE/GSE Workshop, Baltimore, MD: May 22-24, 2016 (Poster Presentation).

Rodríguez, H. (2016). “Building a New University for the 21rst Century: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovation.” Workforce Solutions, Board Strategic Planning Workshop, South Padre Island, TX: April 23, 2016.

Rodríguez, H., Croyle, K., Brown, S., and Hinojosa, M. (2016). “Promoting and Achieving Student Success: Strategies, Initiatives, and Outcomes.” OASIS: Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy Workshop, The Education Trust, Washington, DC: March 17, 2016.

Rodríguez, H. (2016). Panelist on “Celebrating our Cultural Heritage through Arts and Literacy,” with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (U.S. House of Representatives), et al., at the Congressional Roundtable on Literacy, Festival for International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX: March 4, 2016.

Rodríguez, H. (2015). “Student Success in Perspective: Structural Constraints and Institutional Solutions.” A Texas Region One Education Service Center Leadership Institute: Building Leadership Toward College and Career Readiness Institute. Sponsored by Region One ESC Gear Up and The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), Edinburg, TX: October 29, 2015.

Mora, M.T., Qubbaj, A.R., Rodríguez, H., and García, C. (2015). “Advancing and Empowering Women through Institutional Change.” UT System Women’s Senior Leaders Network Symposium, San Antonio, TX: October 12, 2015.

Qubbaj, A.R., Mora, M.T., Rodríguez, H., and García, C. (2015). “NSF ADVANCE Program: Overview, Initiatives, and Outcomes at a Hispanic-Serving Institution.” Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Annual Conference, Miami, FL: October 11, 2015.

Rodríguez, H. (2015). “Exploring the Future and Leading Change: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.” Critical Issues Leadership Conference, Edinburg, Texas, September 11-12, 2015.

Mora, M.T., Qubbaj, A.R., Rodríguez, H., and García, C. (2015). “Advancing and Empowering STEM Women through Networking, Mentoring, and Active Engagement.” (Panel and poster presentations), AWIS-NSF ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop: Broadening Participation through Innovations for Institutional and Educational Transformation, Baltimore, Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2015.

Rodríguez, H., Qubbaj, A., and Mora, M. (2015). “Advancing and Empowering Women through Leadership Development and Institutional Change.” The University of Texas System Women Senior Leaders Network Inaugural Workshop, Austin, Texas: January 21-23, 2015.

Dávila, A., Mora, M.T., and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Self-Employment and Paid-Employment Outcomes of Hispanic Populations between 2006 and 2011.” Hispanic Economic Issues Conference. Sponsored by the Americas Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the American Society of Hispanic Economists, Atlanta, GA: November 21, 2014. (Also, Southern Economic Association 84th Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA: November 22, 2014; and Labor and Employment Relations Association 66th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR: May 29, 2014).

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Island-to-Mainland Migration, Geographic Dispersion, and the Socioeconomic Outcomes of Island-Born and Mainland-Born Puerto Ricans between 2006 and 2011.” Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial Conference, Denver, CO: October 24, 2014. (Also, Western Economic Association International 89th Annual Conference, Denver, CO: June 28, 2014).

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “The Self-Employment of Island-Born and Mainland-Born Puerto Ricans: The Effects of Island versus Mainland Residence and Mainland Ethnic Enclaves.” Imagining the Past, Present, and Future, Inaugural International Latina/o Studies Conference, Chicago, IL: July 17, 2014.

Mora, M.T., Dávila, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Education, Migration, and Earnings of Puerto Ricans on the Island and U.S. Mainland: A Synthetic Cohort Analysis, 2006-2011.” Inaugural ACS Data Users Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC: May 30, 2014. (Also, Economic Issues Affecting Hispanic American Communities. Sponsored by the Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, and the American Society of Hispanic Economists, College Station, TX: October 18, 2014. And, Southern Economic Association 83rd Annual Conference, Tampa, FL: November 23, 2013).

Dávila, A., Mora, M.T., and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Self-Employment and Paid Employment Outcomes of Hispanic Populations between 2006 & 2011.” Labor and Employment Relations Association 66th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR: May 29, 2014.

Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Promoting and Ensuring Academic Excellence and Student Success: Understanding the Challenges, Pitfalls, and Outcomes of College “Match and Fit.” A Texas Region One Education Service Center Leadership Institute: Understanding College Match and Fit. Sponsored by Region One ESC Gear Up and The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), Edinburg, TX: May 13, 2014.
Mora, M.T. and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education: Implications for Earnings, Health, and Other Socioeconomic Outcomes.” RWJF Center for Health Policy Lecture Series, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: April 25, 2014.

Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Exploring the CAO’s Critical Role in Promoting and Achieving Student Success: Strategies, Initiatives, and Outcomes.” Council of Chief Academic Officers’ Retreat: Increasing Diversity and Reducing Achievement Gaps. Sponsored by the U.S. Education Delivery Institute and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Lexington, KY: March 21, 2014.

Mora, M.T. and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education: Implications for the U.S. Workforce.” The Academy and the U.S. Workforce: Partners in America's Prosperity, The American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Pre-Conference Workshop, Costa Mesa, CA: March 6, 2014.

Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Institutionalizing and Sustaining ADVANCE Program Activities: A Holistic Approach.” NSF 2014 ADVANCE Program Workshop: Presidents and Provosts Mini-Conference. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC: March 2, 2014.

Mora, M.T., Qubbaj, A., and Rodríguez, H. (2014). “Transforming Leadership Development through Training, Mentoring, and Experiential Learning.” AASCU Academic Affairs Winter Meeting, San Diego, CA: February 8, 2014.

Rodríguez, H. (2013). “Promoting and Supporting Faculty and Student Success: Challenges and Opportunities at a Hispanic Serving Institution.” Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Seminar, Dallas, TX: September 19, 2013.

Rodríguez, H. (2013). “The Social, Economic, and Political Implications and Consequences of the Indian Ocean Tsunami: Challenges and Complexities in India.” Public Lecture on Tsunami, University of Texas-Pan American. (Also featured Harry Yeh, Oregon State University). Funded by the National Science Foundation, Edinburg, TX: May 23, 2013.

Rodríguez, H. (2013). “Hazards, Disasters, and Society: Poverty, Inequality, and Emerging Themes.” 7th Annual Research Conference, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX: April 11, 2013.

Rodríguez, H. (2013). Panelist on “Health Literacy,” with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (U.S. House of Representatives), et al., at the Congressional Roundtable on Literacy, Festival for International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX: March 22, 2013.

Rodríguez, H. (2012). “Promoting and Increasing Student Success at the University of Texas – Pan American: Closing the Gaps by 2015 and Beyond.” Testimony presented to the Texas Senate Higher Education Committee, Austin, TX: June 20, 2012.

Rodríguez, H. (2012). “The Future of Online Education: Promoting Excellence, Access, and Success.” Keynote Address, First Annual Conference in Excellence in Online Teaching, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, TX: February 23, 2012.

Rodríguez, H. and Gilbert, M. (2010). “The Intersections of Academic and Student Affairs.” Workshop presentation, Provosts' Council Meeting of the Colonial Academic Alliance, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA: October 29, 2010.

Rodríguez, H. (2010). “Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Sciences: Promoting Excellence, Diversity, and Innovation.” Closing Keynote Address, ASA Chairs Conference, American Sociological Association 105th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA: August 13, 2010.

Trainor, J., Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., Donner, W., and Santos-Hernández, J. (2010). “Predicting the Behavioral Response to Tornado Threats.” International Research Committee/Natural Hazards Center Disasters Hazards Researchers Meeting, Broomfield, CO: July 14, 2010.

Rodríguez, H. (2009). “Diversity, Sociology, and Higher Education in the U.S.: The Role, Impact, and Contributions of the Minority Fellowship Program.” Special Session on Glancing Back, Looking Forward: Celebrating 35 Years of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), American Sociological Association 104th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA: August 8-11, 2009.

Rodríguez, H. (2009). “Who Are We, Really? The Latino/a Diaspora in the United States.” Latino/Latina Students of Distinction Ceremony, University of Delaware: April 25, 2009.

Rodríguez, H. (2009). “Creating Learning Communities: Role, Contributions & Challenges of E-Learning.” Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools 34th Annual Meeting, University of Delaware: April 3, 2009.

Rodríguez, H. (2009). “Technology, Society, and Severe Weather Events: Developing Integrated Warning Systems.” Integrated Warning Team Workshop, National Weather Service, Kansas City: January 21-23, 2009.

Rodríguez, H. and Santos, J. (2009). “Societal Impacts of Weather Hazards: Understanding Public Response to Tornado Events.” Fourth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research, American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ: January 11-15, 2009.

Santos-Hernández, J. and Rodríguez, H. (2009). “Improving Warning Systems: An Assessment of Public Response to Tornado Warnings during the 2008 Tornado Season.” Fourth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research, American Meteorological Society 89thAnnual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ: January 11-15, 2009.

Phillips, B. and Rodríguez, H. (2008). “Designing New Technology to Improve Warning and Response: CASA’s On-Going Research.” Next Generation Warning Services Workshop, University of Oklahoma: December 2-4, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). “From the Indian Ocean Tsunami to Katrina: The Social Construction of Disasters and Catastrophes.” Lecture presented at Mid-Sweden University and Lund University, Sweden: October 2-3, 2008.

Santos-Hernández, J. and Rodríguez, H., (2008). “Critical Demography, Sociological Theory, and GIS: Social Vulnerability to Disasters in Puerto Rico.” American Sociological Association 103rd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA: August 3, 2008.

Santos-Hernández, J., Rodriguez, H., and Diaz, W. (2008). “Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST): An Additional Step Towards Community Resilience.” Emergency Management Conference, Dorado, Puerto Rico: May 22, 2008.

Santos-Hernández, J., Rodriguez, H., and Diaz, W. (2008). “Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST): An Additional Step Towards Community Resilience.” Emergency Management Conference, Dorado, Puerto Rico: May 22, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Engaging the Academic Community.” Plenary Panel, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL), Lily East Conference on College and University Teaching, Clayton Hall, University of Delaware: April 17, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). “Latinas/os in the U.S.: Changing the Face of América.” Academy of Lifelong Learning, Spring Lecture Series, University of Delaware: March 13, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). “Population Settlements, Vulnerability, and Development: The Societal Impacts of Disasters.” Keynote Address, International Roundtable Conference Researching Disasters: Prospects and Dilemmas. Sponsored by the Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India: February 4, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). “The Social Science of Hurricane Katrina: A Modern Catastrophe in Perspective. Public Lecture. Sponsored by the Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management. Presented at the Convention Centre, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Naoroji Campus, Mumbai, India: February 4, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2008). “Estamos Aquí: Latinas/os in the United States.” Panel Discussion at Theatre N, Wilmington, Delaware. Sponsored by Voices without Borders, January 30, 2008.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “The Societal Dimensions of Disasters: Preparing for the Next Catastrophic Event.” Distinguished Scholars Faculty Dinner, University of Delaware: November 7, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Building Partnerships, Creating Communities: Latinos/as in the 21rst Century USA.” Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs Annual Retreat, Rehoboth, DE: November 3, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Latinas/os in the United States: Human Rights’ Violations in the Land of “Opportunity.” Human Rights Section in Formation Session, American Sociological Association 102nd Annual Meeting, New York City, NY: August 11, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Latinas and Latinos: Finding the Path to Success in Institutions of Higher Education in the United States.” Keynote Speaker, 2007 Hispanic Student Recognition Program. Sponsored by the Latin American Community Center and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs, Newark, DE: April 28, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Minorities in the U.S.: Pathways to Success through Higher Education.” Keynote Speaker, Minority Overnight Program, University of Delaware: April 20, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Diversity Issues on Campus: The Latino/a Population in the United States.” Keynote Speaker, Latino Connection Luncheon, Wilmington, DE: April 4, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Developing Faculty Mentoring Initiatives: Challenges and Opportunities.” Plenary Session IV, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools 32nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC: March 22-24, 2007.

Donner, W., Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., Santos, J., and Marks, D. (2007). “Understanding, Public Response within a Decision Sciences Framework.” CASA Decision Science Workshop, Dallas, TX: January 25-27, 2007.

Donner, W., Rodríguez, H., and Díaz, W. (2007). “Public Warning Response Following Tornadoes in New Orleans, LA, and Springfield, MO: A Sociological Analysis.” Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research, American Meteorological Society 87th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX: January 14-18, 2007.

Philips, B., Pepyne, D., Westbrook, D., Bass, E., Brotzge, J., Díaz, W., Kloesel, K., Kurose, J., McLaughlin, D., Rodríguez, H., and Zink, M. (2007). “Integrating End User Needs into System Design and Operation: The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA).” Preprint, 16th Conference on Applied Climatology, American Meteorological Society 87th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX: January 14-18, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2007). “Assessment Initiatives at the University of Delaware: Challenges and Opportunities.” Faculty Workshop, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences. The Courtyard Marriott, University of Delaware: January 22, 2007.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “What is a “Hispanic”? Identity Politics among Latinos/as in the U.S.” Identity Construction among U.S. Latinas and Latinos Forum, University of Delaware: October 24, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Disasters are Not Natural: The Role of Population, Development, and Public Policy.” Freshman Family Weekend, Back to Class Lectures, University of Delaware: September 16, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Hazards, Vulnerability and Human Rights: Developing Disaster Resilient Communities.” Sociologists without Borders Session, International Sociological Association, Durban, South Africa: July 25, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Emergent Behavior, Resiliency, and Hurricane Katrina: An In-depth Focus on the Healthcare System.” Research Committee on Disaster Session, International Sociological Association, Durban, South Africa: July 25, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). Panelist in “Quantitative Reasoning across Disciplines: It’s Not Just Math 114.” General Education Institute, University of Delaware: June 6-7, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “From the Indian Ocean Tsunami to Katrina: The Social Construction of Disasters and Catastrophes.” Annual Faculty Lecture, University of Delaware Morris Library, Newark, DE: June 1, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. and Aguirre, B.E. (2006). “The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Medical and Healthcare Infrastructure: A Focus on Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Resiliency.” The Dynamics of Societal Resilience Small Group Meeting, Australian Government, Department of Defence, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, University House, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia: May 22-23, 2006.

Rodríguez H. and Trainor, J. (2006). “The Disaster Research Center.” The Dynamics of Societal Resilience Small Group Meeting, Australian Government, Department of Defence, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, University House, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia: May 22-23, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Latinos/as: Changing the Face of America.” Keynote Speaker, Latino Students of Distinction Celebration, University of Delaware: May 6, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Technology, Disasters, and Public Response: Understanding the Complexities of Risk Communication.” Presented to the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board Committee on Using Information Technology to Enhance Disaster Management, National Academies of Science, Keck Center, Washington, DC: May 1, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. and Dynes, R.R. (2006). “Finding and Framing Katrina: The Social Construction of Disaster.” Plenary Session, The Social Construction of Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Southern Sociological Society 69th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: March 25, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. (2006). “Disaster and Emergency Preparedness.” 6th Annual Anton Lippitt Conference on Urban Affairs, Brown University, RI: February 10, 2006.

Rodríguez, H. and Phillips, B. (2005). “Incorporating Users into System Design.” Weather and Society Integrated Studies Workshop, NCAR, Boulder, CO: November 9, 2005.

Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., Santos, J., and Mercado, A. (2005). “Population Composition, Geographic Distribution, and Natural Hazards: Vulnerability in the Coastal Regions of Puerto Rico.” 1st Annual Symposium for Coastal and Marine Applied Research, University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico: September 2, 2005.

Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., Kendra, J., and Trainor, J. (2005). “A Snapshot of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Societal Impacts and Consequences.” 1st Annual Symposium for Coastal and Marine Applied Research, University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico: September 2, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “From the Others’ Perspective: Pluralism across Borders: A Critical Analysis of American Sociology.” Thematic Session on Others’ Perspective: Pluralism across Borders, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: August 14, 2005.

Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., Kendra, J., and Trainor, J. (2005). “The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Social Science Implications of Response and Recovery Initiatives.” International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Disasters (INCEED 2005), Charlotte, North Carolina: July 24-30, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. and Aguirre, B. (2005). “Education, Sustainable Development, and Disasters: An Interactive and Collaborative Approach.” International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Disasters (INCEED 2005), Charlotte, NC: July 24-30, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “Building Sustainable Recovery and Development Initiatives: A Critical Overview of India and the Indian Ocean Tsunami.” Plenary Session, Asian Tsunami: Impacts and Sustainable Recovery, Natural Hazards Workshop, Boulder, CO: July 11-13, 2005.

Wachtendorf, T., Rodríguez, H., Kendra, J., Trainor, J. (2005). “Societal Impacts of the Indian Ocean Tsunami: Preliminary Findings from India and Sri Lanka.” Disasters Roundtable on the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster: Implications for U.S. and Global Disaster Reduction and Preparedness, National Research Council, The National Academies, Washington, DC: June 21, 2005. (Also, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Technical Briefing: The Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami of December 26, 2004, Marvin Center, George Washington University: May 23, 2005; and NDMS Disaster Response Conference, Orlando, FL: May 4, 2005).

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “Disasters and Social Science Research: Contributions and Implications for Emergency Management.” FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, MD: June 7-9, 2005.

Rodríguez, H., Wachtendorf, T., Kendra, J., and Trainor, J. (2005). “The Indian Ocean Tsunami: A Preliminary Assessment of Societal Impacts and Consequences.” FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, MD: June 7-9, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “Disaster Research Boot Camp 101: A Brief Introduction to Social Science Research.” NDMS Disaster Response Conference, Orlando, FL: May 2, 2005.

Rodríguez, H., Díaz, W., Santos, J., Donner, W., and Marks, D. (2005). “Technological Innovations, Disaster Management, and End-User Needs: Challenges and Opportunities for Emergency Managers and Practitioners.” NDMS Disaster Response Conference, Orlando, FL: May 4, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. (2005). “Addressing the Quantitative Literacy Gap: The Integrating Data Analysis (IDA) Project, What Is It all About?” Lehman College IDA Conference, Lehman College, Bronx, NY: April 1, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. and Donner, W. (2005). “Science, Technology, and Hazards: Societal Vulnerability to Disasters.” Academy of Lifelong Learning, Spring Lecture Series, University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE: March 10, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. and Donner, W. (2005). “Population and Vulnerability to Disasters: A Demographic Perspective.” Disasters Roundtable, National Research Council of The National Academies, Washington, DC: March 8, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “The Role of Social Science Research in the Study of Hazards and Disasters: The Disaster Research Center (DRC).” Invited Speaker, Bach’s Lunch Series, University of Delaware: November 10, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “Ethnic Labels and Identity Politics and Latino/as in the US: A Demographic Profile.” Ethnic Labels and Identity Politics, Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Programs, The Office of Latino and Latin American Heritages and the Department of Sociology, University of Delaware: November 9, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004).Where Do We Go From Here? Developing Excellence in Academia and Beyond.” Keynote speaker, National McNair Scholars Research Conference, Developing Excellence in Academia and Beyond, University of Delaware: October 8, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “From Technology to Integrated Warning Systems: The Social and Organizational Dimensions of Severe Weather Events and Disasters.” ERC-CASA First Annual Research Retreat, Estes Park, CO: October 4-5, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “The Role, Contributions, and Complexities of Interdisciplinary Research: A Holistic Approach to Hazards and Disasters.” Plenary Speaker, Session on A Holistic Assessment of Hazards: Integrating Physical and Social Science, 29th Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, CO: July 11-14, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “The Integrating Data Analysis (IDA) Project: Lessons Learned.” Addressing Quantitative Literacy Gap Conference, Bolger Center, Potomac, MD: June 17-19, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “The Role of Science, Technology, and the Media in the Communication of Risk and Warnings.” Congressional Briefing on Risk and Crisis Communication: Building Trust and Explaining Complexities When Emergencies Arise, Washington, DC: June 7, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “Preparing the New Generations of Scholars, Researchers, and Professionals: Benefits, Opportunities, and Contributions of Research Training.” Keynote Speaker, 5th Annual Conference Undergraduate Research and Expression: A Celebration of Excellence, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA: April 24, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “Enhancing Undergraduate Research Training: A Focus on Hazards and Disasters.” NDMS Disaster Response Conference: Catastrophic Care for the Nation, Dallas, TX: April 21-25, 2005.

Rodríguez, H. (2004). “A “Long Walk to Freedom” and Democracy: Human Rights, Globalization, and Social Injustice.” Panel on Human Rights and Globalization, Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA: April 14-17, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. and Trainor, J. (2004). “Hazards, Disasters, and Interdisciplinary Research: A Perspective from the Disaster Research Center (DRC).” Department of Civil Engineering Research Seminar Series, University of Delaware: March 29, 2004.

Rodríguez, H. (2003). “Communicating Seismic Risk: A Multidisciplinary Approach.” Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico: April 29-May 2, 2003.

Rodríguez, H. and Frey, W. (2002). “Integrating Research Training into the Curriculum.” Academic Workshop, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL: August 16-19, 2002.

Rodríguez, H. (2001-2002). “Riesgo, Vulnerabilidad y Desastres en el Contexto Puertorriqueño.” Los Tsunamis en Puerto Rico: El Peligro Olvidado. Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University of Puerto Rico. Workshop given in ten Civil Defense regional districts in Puerto Rico.

Rodríguez, H. (2001). “Riesgo, Vulnerabilidad y Desastres en el Contexto Puertorriqueño.” Annual Hurricane Conference, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico: May 23-27 2001. (Also presented in the Regional Civil Defense Districts of Mayagüez-Aguadilla, San Juan-Carolina, Arecibo, and Guayama, August-November, 2001).

Rodríguez, H. (2001). “Enhancing Research Training in the Curriculum.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA: August 17-22, 2001.

Rodríguez, H. (2000). “¿Porqué los Desastres no son “Naturales?” Un Análisis sobre los Aspectos Sociales de los Desastres.” Cuándo la Tierra Tiembla, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, May 2, 2000. (Training workshop for High School Teachers in Puerto Rico).

Rodríguez, H. (1999). “Behavioral Hurricane Evacuation Study.” Islands’ Task Force Workshop. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. St. Thomas, USVI: December 1-2, 1999.

Rodríguez, H. (1999). “Los Desastres en el Contexto Caribeño.” Conferencia Regional de Desastres: Caribe y Sociedad. Funded by the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales and the Norwegian Government. Dominican Republic: November 7-9, 1999.

Rodríguez, H. and Díaz, W. (1998). “Enhancing the Undergraduate Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research Training and Mentoring.” Academic Workplace Workshop, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA: August 21-25, 1998.

Rodríguez, H. (1998). “Socioeconomic Impact of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean: The Island of Puerto Rico as a Case Study.” Climate Change and Extreme Events Workshop. Sponsored by The NOAA Office of Global Programs, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Florida International University: July 21-23, 1998.

Rodríguez, H. (1998). “Training Applied Anthropologists in Puerto Rico.” Plenary Speaker, The Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico: April 21-26, 1998.

Rodríguez, H. and Levine, F.J. (1997). “Training for Excellence and Diversity: Lessons from the Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program.” Educating One-Third of a Nation VI: Diversity, Opportunity, and American Achievement, Miami, FL: October 16-18, 1997.

Rodríguez, H. and Kain, E. (1997). “Curriculum Transformation: Lessons Learned from the ASA’s MOST Program.” Teaching Workshop, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: August 9-13, 1997.

Rodríguez, H. and Moghadam, L. (1997). “Effective Advising and Mentoring Programs.” Academic Workplace Workshop, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: August 9-13, 1997.

Rodríguez, H. (1997). “Meeting the Challenges of Diversity in Higher Education: Pathways to Inclusiveness and Excellence.” Presented at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX: April 22, 1997.

Rodríguez, H. and Levine, F.J. (1997). “Sociology for the 21st Century: Training for Excellence and Inclusiveness in Scientific Careers.” LAMP/SBS/NSF Conference on Exploring the Role of Social and Behavioral Science Careers in the 21st Century, New Orleans, LA: April 18-20, 1997.

Rodríguez, H. (1997). “Enhancing Student Diversity: Recruitment and Retention Initiatives in Institutions of Higher Education.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA: April 3-6, 1997.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Training the Faculty of the Future: Models of Undergraduate and Graduate Institutional Transformation.” HACU 10th Annual Meeting on Hispanics in Higher Education, Washington, DC: October 26-29, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Research Training as a Mentoring Initiative for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.” Mentor Workshop as part of the MOST Summer Institutes at the University of California-Santa Barbara: August 1-4, 1996; and University of Nebraska-Lincoln: June 19-21, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Navigating the Academic Environment: Mentoring Relationships in Perspective.” Social Science Research Council Mellon Minority Summer Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA: June 27-30, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Enhancing Student Diversity.” Keynote Speaker, National Convocation on Science and Engineering Doctoral Education: From Discussion to Action, Meeting the Needs of Future Generations of Graduate Scientists and Engineers, Washington, DC: June 15, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program.” 9th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, San Antonio, TX: May 30-June 4, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. and Levine, F.J. (1996). “Techniques and Strategies for Developing a Successful Grant Proposal.” Minority Affairs Program Proposal Development Workshop, Washington, DC: May 17-18, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Challenges and Opportunities for the Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program: Department Climate and Mentoring Issues.” Associated Colleges of the South, Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA: April 11-14, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Taking a Closer Look at Departmental Change: Climate and Mentoring Issues.” MOST Coordinator’s Conference, Washington DC: January 12-14, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1996). “Students as Agents of Change: Integrating Students into the Departmental Agenda.” MOST Coordinator’s Conference, Washington DC: January 12-14, 1996.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “Meeting the Challenges of Diversity in Higher Education: Roles and Opportunities for Sociology,” Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Mobile, AL: October 25-28, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “The Role of Professional Societies in Student and Faculty Development.” Institute of the Compact for Faculty Diversity, Tucson, AZ: October 13-15, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “Changing Departmental Climate” and “Mentoring for Change.” Mentor Workshop as part of the MOST Summer Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst: August 4-7, 1995; and at Pennsylvania State University: July 28-30, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “Disaster Vulnerability and Emergency Management in Puerto Rico.” Section on Emergency Management, the Environment, and Society, Academy of Business Administration International Conference, London, England: June 20-27, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “Disaster Vulnerability in Puerto Rico: A Profile of Organizational Preparedness and Mitigation.” 7th Puerto Rico EPSCoR Annual Conference. Sponsored by EPSCoR and the Caribbean Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dorado, Puerto Rico: April 28-29, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “A Socioeconomic Analysis of Hurricanes in Puerto Rico: An Overview on Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness.” Workshop, Atlantic Variability on Decadal Times: Natural Causes and Socioeconomic Impacts. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the National Hurricane Center. Coral Gables, FL: February 9-10, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1995). “El "Right to Know Act" y el Manejo de los Recursos de la Comunidad para Situaciones de Emergencia o Desastres.” Segundo Congreso en Manejo de Emergencias y Desastres para Pastores y Líderes. Sponsored by the Ministerio Cristiano de Servicios en Emergencias, Inc. (MICSE), FEMA and the Civil Defense in the Iglesia Misión Evangélica de Arecibo. January 28, 1995.

Rodríguez, H. (1994). “Aspectos Socio-demográficos de las Personas con Necesidades Especiales en Puerto Rico: Las Implicaciones para los Desastres Naturales.” Conferencia Nacional Sobre Terremotos: Población con Necesidades Especiales. Sponsored by the Civil Defense State Agency. Caguas, Puerto Rico: October 19, 1994.

Rodríguez, H. (1994). “Un Análisis Sociodemográfico de los Refugiados en el Caribe: El caso de los Cubanos, Haitianos y Dominicanos.” Panel, La Crisis de los Refugiados Caribeños. Sponsored by Altrusa Internacional Inc. of San Germán. Interamerican University-San Germán: October 18, 1994.

Rodríguez, H. and Colón Rivera, C.R. (1994). “¿Qué Hacer y Cómo Responder Ante los Desastres Naturales?” Workshop for faculty and staff, Public School of El Maní, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico: October 14, 1994.

Rodríguez, H. (1994). “Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico: An Analysis of Attitudes, Knowledge, Preparedness and Response.” Disasters: The Best and Worst Have Yet to Come. Sponsored by the Natural Hazards Information and Applications Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO: July 17-20, 1994.

Rodríguez, H. (1994). “Developing Community Support in Disaster Situations.” Emergency Planning. Sponsored by the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. March 3, 1994.

Rodríguez, H. (1993). “A Research Agenda on Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico: A General Overview of the Social Component.” University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI: October 8-9, 1993.

Rodríguez, H. and Troche, M. (1993). “Desastres, Preparación y Mitigación: Un Análisis Organizacional.” Riesgos Naturales. Sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources in Puerto Rico, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico: June 2, 1993.

Rodríguez, H. and Colón Rivera, C.R. (1993). “Desastres: Impacto Social y el Rol del Profesional de la Salud.” Continued education workshop developed for professionals in the fields of health and education. Sponsored by the Department of Nursing, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, May 28, 1993.

Rodríguez, H. (1993). “A Proposal on Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico: An Analysis of Attitudes, Knowledge, Preparedness, and Response.” Research Seminar on Socioeconomic Aspects of Disasters in Central America., San José, Costa Rica: January 21-23, 1993.

Rodríguez, H. (1992). “Aspectos Socio-Culturales y Demográficos del Proceso de Envejecimiento: ¿Es la Institucionalización una Alternativa para Nuestros Viejos?” Panel on La Institucionalización de la Persona de Edad Avanzada: Efectos Socio-Culturales, Económicos y Psicológicos, Cuarta Gran Feria de Salud para Personas de Edad Avanzada. Sponsored by the Department of Nursing, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, December 3, 1992.

Rodríguez, H., Gutiérrez, J., and Hernández, O. (1991). “Características Demográficas de Empleo y de Composición Familiar en Puerto Rico.” Taller de Trabajo: Familia, Desarrollo y Dinámica de Población en América Latina y el Caribe, Santiago, Chile: November 27-29, 1991.

Rodríguez, H. (1991). “Household Composition, Employment Characteristics, and Income Inequality: Puerto Ricans in the United States and Puerto Rico, 1970-1980.” Hispanic History and Culture Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 25-27, 1991.

Rodríguez, H. (1991). “Determinants of Economic Well-Being: Puerto Ricans in New York and Other Areas of the United States Mainland.” Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC: March 21-23, 1991.

 

TEACHING INTERESTS: COURSES TAUGHT

Bio-Statistics (Graduate course for students in the Nursing Department, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez)
Demography, Development, and Evaluation/Assessment (Multi-topic course taught at the University of Michigan’s Professional Exchange for Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Initiative, funded by USAID for professionals from Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development, Vulnerability, and Disasters (Graduate Course)
Introduction to Social Sciences
Introduction to Sociology
Population Problems
Race and Ethnic Relations
Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Research Seminar (Capstone Course) in Sociology

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Socio-Economic Impact of Disasters
Vulnerability, Resiliency, Development, and Disasters
Enhancing Undergraduate Research Training
Economic Well-Being among Minorities in the United States
Migration, Education, and Economic Mobility: Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the United States Mainland

 

DISSERTATION AND THESIS COMMITTEES

Dissertation
Marla Perez-Lugo, Rutgers University: External Reader
William Donner, University of Delaware: Chair
Lauren Barsky, University of Delaware: Committee Member
Gabriela Wasileski, University of Delaware: Committee Member
Jenniffer Santos, University of Delaware: Committee Member

Master’s Thesis
Jenniffer Santos, University of Delaware: Chair
Manuel Torres: University of Delaware: Reader

Senior’s Honors Thesis
Lauren Ross, University of Delaware, Chair
Carla R. Russell, University of Delaware: Chair

Undergraduate Research
Provided direct research support and mentoring to over 200 undergraduate and 12 graduate students participating in externally-funded projects outlined in this CV, such as MOST, REU, CASA, and others.

 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Panels, Committees, and Boards

Co-Chair, Puerto Rico - SUNY Task Force on Hurricane Maria. State University of New York, 2017 - Current.

Member, Board of Presidents, America East Conference, 2017 - Current.

Member, External Advisory Board, National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institute, University of Delaware, 2015 - Current.

Member, External Evaluator, NSF INCLUDES: Scholars from Under-Represented Groups in Engineering and the Social Sciences (SURGE). Participating Universities: University of Nebraska at Omaha, North Dakota State, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and University of Colorado at Boulder, 2017 – 2018.

Member, External Assessment Panel, Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (A NIST-funded Center of Excellence), Colorado State University, 2015 - 2018.

UTRGV Co-Lead, Institutional Network of OASIS: Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy, The Education Trust (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – UTRGV - Lead: Dr. Guy Bailey), 2016-2017.

Member, Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, Texas, 2014 – 2015.

Member, Board of Directors, Western Athletic Conference (WAC), 2014-2015.

Member, Editorial Board, Cuaderno de Pedagogía Universitaria, Centro de Desarrollo Profesoral, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic, 2014-2015.

Board Member, Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS). Representing the President of the University of Texas – Pan American and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2012-2017.

Member, Educational Testing Service (ETS) Higher Education Advisory Council, 2014-2015.

Chair, Review Committee and Expert Panel. Evaluation of Sociology, Political Science, Criminology, and the Risk and Crisis Research Center. Assessment of Research and Co-Production (ARC13), Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall and Östersund, Sweden. Expert Panel: Havidán Rodríguez, University of Texas - Pan American (Chair); David Farrell, University College Dublin; Kjell Mo, Swedish Prime Minister’s Office, Crisis Management Coordination Secretariat; and Jo Phoenix, University of Leicester. November 10-15, 2013.

Member, Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Advisory Panel, American Sociological Association, January, 2012-2014.

Member, Editorial Board, Cuaderno de Pedagogía Universitaria, Centro de Desarrollo Profesoral, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic, 2011-2013.

Chair, Board of Directors, Emergency Information Infrastructure Partnership (EIIP), 2011-2014; and Member, Board of Directors, 2010-2014.

Member, Outcomes-Based Funding Workgroup of the General Formula Advisory Committee, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011-2012.

Advisory Board Member, Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Task Force on Hurricane Katrina and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, 2008-2009.

Advisory Board Member, Sociologist without Borders-International, 2007-2009.

Member, Executive Committee of the Engineering Research Center, Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, 2007-2009.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Emergency Management, 2006-2011.

Member, Committee on Using Demographic Data and Tools More Effectively to Assist Populations at Risk of Facing Disasters, National Research Council, The National Academies, 2005-2007.

Member, Nominations Committee, Southern Sociological Society, 2005-2007.

Member, Disaster Research Center’s (DRC) Social Science Reconnaissance Team. Conducted field research following Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, USA, September 2005.

Team Leader, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Social Science Reconnaissance Team. Conducted field research following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in India and Sri Lanka. Funded by EERI-National Science Foundation and the University of Puerto Rico-Sea Grant College Program, January 22-February 2, 2005.

Member, 2005 National Disaster Medical Systems (NDMS) Conference Planning Committee, 2004-2005.

Member, Disasters Roundtable Steering Committee, National Research Council, The National Academies, 2004-2007.

Member, Committee on Assessing Vulnerabilities Related to the Nation's Chemical Infrastructure, Division on Earth and Life Studies Transportation Research Board, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, National Academies, December 2004-2006.

Member, National Science Foundation, Social Hazard Review Panel, Engineering Directorate, 2004.

Advisory Board Member, The University of Michigan Population Fellows Program, 2003-2006.

Council Member, Latino/a Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2003-2006.

Chair, Latino/a Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2003-2004.

Member, National Science Foundation Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates Review Panel, 2003.

Advisory Board Member, The University of Michigan Population Fellows Program, Professional Exchange for Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Fellowship, 2001-2006.

Advisory Board Member, The University of Michigan Population Fellows Program, Minority Serving Institutions Initiative, 2000-2003.

Member, Steering Committee, Workshop Interactions and Diversity: Earth System Science and Beyond. Funded by ISMuL, Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium, NASA Earth Science Enterprise, and Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, 2000.

Member, University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant Program Reconnaissance Research Team in Honduras following Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Funded by the United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Member, Committee on Funds for the Advancement of the Discipline. Funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by the American Sociological Association, 1996-1997.

Member, Planning Committee, Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology: Professional Societies Project on the Job Market for Recent Doctorates. Funded by The Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation, 1996-1997.

Member, Planning Committee, American Psychological Association’s Proposed Conference on Public Health and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Conference proposal submitted and funded by the Center for Disease Control, 1996.

Alternate Member, 2000 Census Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce, representing the American Sociological Association, 1995-1997.

Leader/Coordinator, MOST Program Site Visits. Led site visits to MOST participating institutions to evaluate program progress regarding curriculum transformation, climate, mentoring, recruitment and retention of minority faculty and students, and outreach initiatives. Sites evaluated include: Pennsylvania State University, University of California-Santa Barbara, Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Texas-El Paso, Hampton University, Lemoyne-Owen College, William Paterson College, Grinnell College, Pitzer College, and Pomona College, 1995-1996.

Coordinator, Section on Behavioral and Social Sciences, State Scientific Fair, Interamerican University, San Germán, 1994-1995.

 

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Co-Chair, Capital Regional Economic Development Council, New York. Appointed by the Governor of New York - Andrew Cuomo, December 2017 - Current.

Board Member, Capitalize Albany Corporation, Albany, New York, January 2018 - Current.

Board Member, Center for Economic Growth, Albany, New York, January 2018 - Current.

Member, Oversight Committee, Health Science Institute at Renaissance, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas, 2016-2017.

Chair, North American Advanced Manufacturing Research and Education Initiative (NAAMREI), McAllen, Texas, 2014-2015.

Director, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, Edinburg, Texas, 2013-2015.

Vice-Chair of Education and Board Member, Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2014.

Member, Educational Improvement Council, South Texas Independent School District, 2011-2012.

Member, Board of Directors, Delaware Community Foundation, 2008-2010.

Member, Grants Committee, Delaware Community Foundation, 2008-2010.

Member, Board of Directors, Aspira of Delaware, 2007-2010.

Member, Board of Directors, Voices without Borders, Inc., Delaware, 2007-2009.

Member, The Greater Philadelphia University Consortium for Emergency Preparedness, 2007-2008.

Advisory Board Member, El Sol Latino Newspaper, Delaware, 2007-2008.

Member, Islands Task Force of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Hurricane Evacuation Study Needs, 2002.

Technical/Scientific Advisor and Consultant, American Red Cross, Disaster Field Program (DFP), Caribbean Area Office, 1994-1995.

 

Journals Refereed

American Sociological Review (2010)
CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (2009)
Cuaderno de Pedagogía Universitaria (2011-2013)
Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management(2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009)
Ecological Economics (2006)
Environment, Development and Sustainability (2005)
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (2014)
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2009)
Journal of Emergency Management (2008, 2009)
Justice Quarterly (2008)
Latino Studies (2007)
Nature + Culture (2008)
Social Forces (2007)
Sociological Forum (2008)

Other Service to the Discipline

Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2010

Reviewer, The Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership, 2007

Reviewer, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007

Reviewer, Public Health Risks of Disasters: Communication, Infrastructure, and Preparedness. Workshop Summary. The National Academies, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.

Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2002

Proposal Reviewer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Global Programs, 1998-2002.

Reviewer, Education Panel of the National Research Council. (Reviewed applications for the Ford Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities Program, and for the U.S. Department of Education’s OERI Visiting Scholar’s Fellowship Program, 1998-1999).

 

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Member, University at Albany Foundation Board, 2017 - Current.

Chair, Chief Academic Officers/Provosts’ Council, University of Texas System, 2016-2017.

Chair, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Strategic Planning Committee, 2016-2017.

Member, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Master Planning Committee, 2015-2016.

Member, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Transition Team, 2014-2015.

Member, New University Transition Team. Oversaw the planning and development of a new university, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2013-2014.

Member, New University Steering Committee. Oversaw the cross-institutional day-to-day efforts in planning a new university, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2013-2014.

Member, Search Committee, Founding Dean, School of Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2013-2014.

Ex-Officio Member, UTPA Development Board, University of Texas – Pan American, 2012-2015.

Ex-Officio Member, UTPA Foundation Board, University of Texas – Pan American, 2011-2015.

Member, Campus Planning Master Plan Committee, University of Texas – Pan American, 2012-2013.

Member, Campus Facilities Planning Committee (CFPC), University of Texas – Pan American, 2011-2014.

Member, Information Technology Planning Council (ITPC), University of Texas – Pan American, 2011-2014.

Member, SACS 5th Year Review Executive Team, University of Texas-Pan American, November, 2011-2014.

Member, Task Force on Diversity, University of Delaware, 2008-2009.

Co-Chair, Task Force on the Institute for Global Studies, University of Delaware, 2008-2009.

Member, Faculty Senate, University of Delaware, 2006-2010; served in the capacity of Vice Provost and Deputy Provost.

Member, President’s Commission to Promote Racial and Cultural Diversity, University of Delaware, 2006-2010.

Member, Coordinating Committee, Faculty Senate, University of Delaware, 2006-2009.

Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, 2004-2006.

Member, Graduate Recruitment and Success Coordinating Committee, University of Delaware, 2004-2005.

Member, Search Committee, Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Delaware, 2004-2005.

Member, Graduate Recruitment and Success Coordinating Committee, University of Delaware, 2004-2005.

Member, Council on Student Diversity, University of Delaware, 2003-2005.

Senator, Academic Senate, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 2000-2003.

Faculty Representative, Administrative Board, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 2000-2002.

Reviewer, Programa para el Fortalecimiento de la Enseñanza, la Investigación, y la Labor Creativa en las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales, University of Puerto Rico, Office for Academic Affairs and Research, 2000.

Reviewer, Iniciativa de Renovación Académica, 1999-2000. University of Puerto Rico, 1999.

Member, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1998-1999.

Member and Chair, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1998-1999.

Member, Institutional Planning Committee, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1998-1999.

Member, Institutional Board for Graduate Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1998-1999.

Member, Committee for the Development of a Masters’ Degree Program in Applied Social Science Research, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1998-1999.

Graduate School Representative, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. External reader for master’s thesis: La Novela de la Caña en el Caribe: Un Acercamiento Sociológico a las Novelas Over y La Llamarada, by Sofia Solís Monteaguda, Spanish Department, 1998.

Member, Committee on Strategic Planning, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1997-1998.

Member, Faculty of Arts and Science Seed Money Committee. Evaluate proposals for funding submitted by the Arts and Science faculty, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1994-1995.

Proposal Evaluator, Fondo Institucional para la Investigación en Ciencias y Conducta y Disciplinas Humanísticas, University of Puerto Rico, in the areas of Anthropology, History, and Psychology, 1992.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association

A significant number of institutional/university memberships for senior administrators.