Human Development and Family Studies
Dr. Yuliana Rodriguez earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies program within the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches courses that include human lifespan development and family relationships.
Dr. Rodriguez is also the Senior Honors Thesis Program Director for the School of Education and provides supervision to undergraduate majors in the completion of their internship capstone experience. Her research focuses on the experiences of immigrant families living in the US with particular interest on sociocultural factors influencing Mexican immigrant families. Dr. Rodriguez is a certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) that enhances her educational outreach efforts in areas such as marital and relationship education.
As part of her research, teaching, and service efforts, she has been honored with various awards including the Empowerment award given by the Carolina Latinx Center (CLC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – an award recognizing a person who has built scholarship beyond the classroom and developed an awareness and celebration about Latinx identity; the Latino Community Coalition of Guilford County’s Notable Latinos of the Triad Award- an award designated to recognize community members who make a significant impact on the community locally; and the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award for Leadership and Service to UNC-Greensboro for her research and community involvement focused on meeting the needs of NC’s burgeoning Latinx community that emphasized supporting families in a way that helped pave the way for college readiness and attendance among Latinx youth.