Education

  • Ph.D. 2015 – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Human Development and Family Studies
  • M.S. 2011 – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Human Development and Family Studies
  • B.S. 2008 – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Human Development and Family Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Experiences of Mexican Immigrants in the US
  • Sociocultural Factors Impacting Well-being in Vulnerable Populations
  • Relationship and Coparenting Education

Background

Prior to joining UNC – Chapel Hill, Dr. Rodriguez-Vongsavanh was an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University where she taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including human development, research methods, statistics, and family relationship courses. Her work focuses on the family and couple experiences of immigrant groups, the sociocultural factors influencing well-being among vulnerable populations, and relationship and coparenting education. As a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), her background is in educational outreach efforts. She received 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. In addition, she was distinguished with 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.