• Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2006
  • Master of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1999

Research Interests

  • Community recreation
  • Recreation program evaluation
  • Quality of life
  • Population of Latin American descent living in the United States

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the Global Recreation Industry
  • Event Management and Promotions
  • Recreation Program Planning in Modern Society
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • Practicum in Sport Management and Recreation

Selected Works


  • Pstross, M., Rodríguez, A., Knopf, R., & Paris, C. (2014). Empowering Latino parents to transform the education of their children. Education and Urban Society. DOI: 10.1177/0013124514541464
  • Rodríguez, A., Ramirez, C., Rodriguez, L. (2014). The City of Phoenix Latino Institute: Bridging the gap between community needs and services. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 32(2), 62-72.
  • Sun, Y.-Y., Rodríguez, A., Wu, J.-H., & Chuang, S.-T. (2013). Why hotel rooms were not full during a hallmark sporting event: The 2009 World Games experience. Tourism Management, 36, 469-479.
  • Rodríguez, A. (2013). The Latino assumption: A research note. Leisure Sciences, 35(2), 184-189.