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Luis Alberto Rodriguez
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Luis A. Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of Education Leadership in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology at NYU.  Dr. Rodriguez’s research primarily utilizes quasi-experimental and econometric methods to investigate the impact of personnel policies—such as compensation and performance evaluation—on the K–12 teacher workforce. He is particularly interested in identifying policies, programs, and practices capable of supporting an equitable distribution of highly qualified and diverse teachers among students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds.  His ongoing research projects focus on examining the effects of tenure and evaluation reform on teacher retention, performance, and incorporation of feedback into instructional practice as a Research Affiliate with the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a partnership between Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Department of Education that is tasked with advancing education research.  His work in these areas has received national recognition and support, including awards and grants from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Doctoral Fellowship Program, the Albert Shanker Institute, and the Association for Education Finance and Policy. 

Dr. Rodriguez received his doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies with specializations in K–12 Leadership and Policy Studies and Quantitative Methods from Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s in Economics from Swarthmore College.