James Rodriguez joined SLU as Assistant Professor of Urban Studies in the Fall 2021 semester. James is no stranger to SLU, having previously worked at The Murphy Institute (before SLU become a stand-alone college) from 2017-18 as consultant and curriculum developer for Public Housing 101, the introductory course of the Resident Leadership Academy. More recently James has been a member of the faculty of CUNY’s Guttman Community College as Assistant Professor of History. He has also taught at New York University, and lectured at NYU’s Prison Education Program and Prescott College’s Social Justice and Community Organizing Master’s Program. His community service includes organizing for Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES).


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