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
Dr. Yuliana Rodriguez earned her Ph.D. 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 Science program within the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches a variety of courses including human lifespan development and family relationship courses. 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. Prior to joining UNC – Chapel Hill, Dr. Rodriguez 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 research focuses on the experiences of immigrant families living in the US with particular interest on sociocultural factors influencing Mexican immigrant families. Dr. Rodriguez also has experience with educational outreach efforts such as marital and relationship education given her certification as a Family Life Educator (CFLE). 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.