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Anthony M. Rodriguez, PhD


I have reaped many benefits from membership within this organization, believe in its mission, and want to serve to support and sustain. I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the AAIDD Board of Directors position as Member at-large.


Current Position: 
Assistant Professor Providence College Providence, RI

 Previous Positions:
Cibola High School, Albuquerque, NM. Special Education Teacher – Mathematics. T’siya Elementary and Middle School, Zia Pueblo, NM

Special Education, Transition, and State Mandated Testing Coordinator

PhD and MA - Intellectual Disabilities and Severe Disabilities: Studies in Educational Equity for Diverse Exceptional Learners, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 

BA - Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT 

AAIDD Participation: 
Education, Community Services, and Early Career Professionals Special Interest Group, Region 10 Board of Directors, AAIDD/ANCOR Planning Committee, Conference Panel Review Team

Activities include Publishing and presenting on I/DD and Mathematics as well as developing inclusive mathematics curriculum for Illustrative Mathematics, Tucson, AZ. Awards include: The 2011 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education in the State of New Mexico and 2012 Intel Innovation Grant to continue the community based program that created jobs, built partnerships to local businesses, and taught real world mathematics skills within a growing and landscaping program.