Ellen provides support for Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Diversity initiatives.
Dr. Rodrigues has a diverse background in Higher Education, given her various experiences as instructor, researcher, and administrator.
She has participated in various roles advancing recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as providing legal consultancy. Dr. Rodrigues received a B.A. in Law from Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil, and an M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Political Science from West Virginia University.