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President Conoley and graduate studies resource center staff at ribbon cutting ceremonyDirector, Graduate Studies Resource Center
Bryan A. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Phone: (562) 985-5382
Office: Library 506

Dr. Rodríguez has over 10 years of experience as a higher education professional. His work has focused on higher education administration, education research, student affairs, and teaching in higher education. He has published articles and book chapters addressing important topics related to college access, higher education policy, degree completion, and student persistence among Latina/o students. Dr. Rodríguez received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) in Urban Education Policy. He holds a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in International Development from UCLA.

Assistant Director, Graduate Studies Resource Center
José Miguel Martinez
Phone: (562) 985-5771
Office: Library 504 (GSRC)

José Miguel Martinez has worked at CSULB for over five years and has extensive experience working with students from diverse social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. He has mentored, tutored, and taught students in the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) in mathematics and English. He has also worked in the Linguistics Laboratory at CSULB and the Berkeley Language Center, serving as a liaison between faculty, students, and technology. Prior to joining the GSRC, José held a faculty appointment at CSULB as an English instructor for the American Language Institute. He received a bachelor's degree in French from UC Berkeley, and at CSULB, he earned a master’s degree in Linguistics and a graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Graduate Writing Specialist, Graduate Studies Resource Center

Omar Hussein


Phone: (562) 985-8646

Office: Library 505

Omar Hussein has extensive teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience, including seven years teaching physics and chemistry in LA public schools, and is well-versed in critical pedagogy, culturally-relevant pedagogy, and language acquisition/bilingual education. Prior to joining the GSRC, Omar worked as a graduate assistant (GA) in the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics at CSULB. He received both a bachelor's in English Literature and a master’s in Teaching (MAT) from USC, along with a master’s in English Literature and a certificate in Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) from CSULB.