Devery Rodgers

Devery Rodgers, Ed.D., affectionately "Dr. Dev," has been impacting education for over 20 years. She is engaged in a deep and long-term exploration of the application of the tenets, tools, and methods towards performance improvement in education.


Doctor of Education: Education Leadership
University of Southern California
Dissertation: The social media dilemma in education: Policy design, implementation and effects

Master of Arts: Education - Curriculum & Instruction
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Bachelor of Arts: English and African-American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Education Technology Leadership

  • Tech Equity for Black Girls
  • Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Technology Professional Development
  • Community & Family Connections with EdTech

Please see results of research in the publications and presentations below.

Rodgers, B. & Rodgers, D.J. (2023, April). Educating Black boys: The need for Black male mentorship. Kappan, 104(7), 

Rodgers, D. (2022, May/June).  Taking social media by storm: Principals are using online platforms in innovative new ways to connect with the school community.  Principal.  National Association of Elementary School Principals, 28-32. 

Rodgers, D. & Brito, A. (2022). Online and hybrid student engagement: A duoethnography with edtech. In Perez, A & Orakci, S. (Eds.), Pedagogy, Presence, and Motivation in Online Education, 96-122. IGI Global. tid=301288&ptid=267831&ctid=4&oa=true&isxn=9781799880776 

Rodgers, D. (2021, December 7). How to manage an engaging virtual STEM program. Edutopia. George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Rodgers, D. (2021). An ethnographic case study of pandemic pedagogy: K12 teachers’ choices for student learning. In A. Bozkurt (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Emerging Pedagogies for the Future of Education, 145-168. Pennsylvania: IGI Global. 

Rodgers, D. (2020, September 11). Using technology to connect with parents. Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation. 

Rodgers, D. (2018, April).  Practices for districtwide digital citizenship. School Administrator, American Association of School Administrators, 37. 

Rodgers, D. (2012). The social media dilemma in education: Policy design, implementation and effects.  University of Southern California Dissertations and Theses, USC Digital Library.

Rodgers, D. (2012, September 24).  Social media practices impact the use of technology for learning.  EdCal, Association of California School Administrators, 6-9.

Rodgers, D.J. (2023, Nov 16). PK12 pandemic leadership innovations: Social media platform review of principals' communications with stakeholders [Paper presentation], University Council of Education Administrators (UCEA), Minneapolis, MN, p. 55.

Rodgers, D.J. (2023, June 27). Inclusive leadership for practices impacting Black graduate student recruitment and retention [Paper presentation]. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Student Success Conference, Kansas City, MO. 

Glass, S., Rodgers, D. & Slater, C. (2022, Nov 19). Generativity, equity, social justice, and the school principal [Paper presentation], University Council of Education Administrators, Seattle, WA, 139. 

Rodgers, D. & Brito, A. (2022, June 26). Digital leadership for online and hybrid student engagement: A duoethnography with EdTech [Paper Presentation], International Society for Technology in Education, New Orleans, LA. 

Rodgers, D. (2022, April 26). STEMgagement with computer science: A K12 pandemic case study [Paper presentation], American Education Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

Rodgers, D.J. (2023, October 19). Decolonizing STEM+C: Informal community organizations impacting the computer science pipeline with Black female talent [Poster presentation], Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Convention, Orlando, FL, USA.

Perez, H., Grothe, S., Nguyen, J., Allaf, R., Pringle, J., Mohan, N., Rodgers, D. & Montegary, M. (2023, September 22). Regulating image diversity with machine learning [Poster presentation], CSULB College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Symposium.

Rodgers, D., VanBrakle, M. and Perrone, D. (2023, April 12). Black graduate student experiences at CSULB: Institutional accountability [Invited presentation]. CSULB Campus Climate Committee.

Rodgers, D. (2022, Nov 17-19). The confluence of education technology leadership: EdTech/IT leadership dynamics and its effects on districtwide instructional technology implementation [Poster presentation], University Council of Education Administrators, Seattle, WA, 32. 

Rodgers, D. (2022, July 29). The post-AMI campus: Reassessing and remodeling pedagogical approaches [Invited panelist]. CSULB Academic Technology Services Symposium. 

Rodgers, D.J. (2023, March 3 and March 9). CED EDI PLC Series: Equity-Minded Instructional Practices [Invited facilitator]. CSULB College of Education.

Rodgers, D. (2021, October 9). STEMgagement: Technology leadership with computer science [Conference presentation], California Association of Professors of Educational Leadership, online.

Rodgers, D. and Leonard, A. (2021, July 31). Innovative pedagogies: Leveraging the moment [Conference presentation], Center to Close the Opportunity Gap Educator Summit, The California State University, online. 

Dr. Rodgers and her graduate research assistant, Melanie Gerner, presented "Decolonizing STEM+C: Informal Community Organizations Impacting the Computer Science Pipeline with Black Female Talent" at Cal State Long Beach's President's Commission on the Status of Women. Melanie subsequently went on to win 2nd place at the university-wide Grad SLAM.

Melanie Gerner and Devery Rodgers stand by a poster showcasing their research
Melanie Gerner and Devery Rodgers

Dr. Rodgers led a data science team in exploring Image Diversity on Websites. This team explored how machine learning might create algorithmic fairness. They presented their findings in a poster at the Math/Science Symposium. 


Students and professor pose at a symposium
Dr. Rodgers and her Data Science Team


Charter faculty co-advisor of the Black/Pan-African Graduate Student Association

Two women hold up awards they received at an awards ceremony
Brittney Parker-Goodin, left, and Assistant Professor Devery Rodgers


Two people pose at a CSULB Black Grad selfie station
Dr. Devery Rodgers and Dr. Stephen Glass, Faculty Co-Advisors of BPGSA

Recipient of the President's/Provost's EDI grant to explore the experiences of the College of Education's Black graduate students

A group of people pose together at a game night.
2023 Black Grad Game Night (held annually in February)


A group of people poses at a 2022 CED Black Grad Meet & Greet (held annually in August)