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Andrés Rodríguez, PhD

Andrés Rodríguez, PhD
Graduate Writing Specialist  

Writing Center Dykes Library
G011 University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 4006
Kansas City KS 66160

Education and Training

  • PhD in Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • MA in Creative Writing, Stanford University
  • BA in English, University of Iowa  

Research, Teaching and Service 

  • Member, Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Committee, University of Kansas, 2016-Present 
  • Judge, 3-Minute Thesis, Student Research Forum, University of Kansas Medical Center, March 2016 
  • Member, Search Committee, Student Support Services, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2014-present
  • Volunteer Reading Tutor, Rushton Elementary, Kansas City, KS, Fall 2013
  • Lecturer in humanities, literature, and writing at U.S. colleges and universities, 1990-2013
  • Advisor, Department of English, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011-2013
  • Member, Composition, Creative Writing, and General Education committees, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011-2013
  • Writing Instructor, The Writers Place, Kansas City, 2009-Present
  • Advisor, Department of English, Northern Arizona University, 2008-2009
  • Writing Tutor, Student Success Center, Penn Valley Community College, 2007-2008
  • Trained Literacy Tutor, Literacy Kansas City, Winter-Spring 2000
  • Volunteer ESL Tutor, Della Lamb Community Services, Kansas City, MO, Winter-Spring 2003 
  • Member, Curriculum Development Committee, Chicano Studies Program, University of New Mexico, 2001-2002  
  • Writing Tutor, Writing Lab, UMKC, 1993-1994, 1997-1998, Summer 2000   

Selected Publications

Portal of Dreams [poems], September 2018
Poetry in Bards Against Hunger, forthcoming 2018
"A Library Burning Down" [essay], under review

Presentations and Exhibits

"Cultured Pearls: Writing for Publication," Continuing Education, School of Nursing, April 12, 2018
"Mastering the Ways of APA," Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Clinical Research programs, School of Medicine, KUMC, March 9, 2018
"Research Writing Done Right," Health Information Management Program, School of Health Professions, KUMC, November 1, 2017
"Writing in the Workplace," ASCEND, Office of Graduate Studies, KUMC, October 4, 2017 
"Plagiarism and Honesty in Scientific Writing," Clinical Laboratory Science Program, School of Health Professions, KUMC, September 22, 2017
"Learning to Learn: Critical Thinking in Writing," NRSG 328, School of Nursing, KUMC, August 24, 2017
"Grantsmanship: Style & Format of Good Grant Writing," Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Studies, KUMC, June 7, 2017
"Personal Statements: Presenting Yourself Better," Postdoctoral Association, KUMC February 10, 2017
"Case Studies: The Record of a Profession," Rehab Services Department, KUMC, June 27, 2016
"Scholarly Writing for Publication," Scholarship in Teaching Series, Continuing Education & Professional Development, School of Nursing, KUMC, April 7, 2016
"Ten Things Every Graduate Student Should Know," Students in Graduate Rehabilitation Science (SIGRS), KUMC, February 11, 2016
"The 'Golden Rules' of Qualifying Exams," NRSG 945: Synthesis I, School of Nursing, KUMC, Tuesday, June 9, 2015
"Why Writing is Important in a Medical Education," Scholarship in Teaching Series, Continuing Education, School of Nursing, KUMC, April 3, 2014
"The Researcher as Translator," Wellness Series, Office of Student Life, KUMC, October 28, 2013

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018