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. (2023, April). Educating Black boys: The need for Black male mentorship. Kappan, 

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.

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

Rodgers, D. (2023, March 14 and March 17). CED EDI PLC Series: Equity-Minded Instructional Practices [Invited facilitator]. CSULB College of Education. 

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. [Reviewed by colleagues, valued]

Rodgers, D. (2022, February 9). Equity-minded reading protocols in higher education [Invited facilitator]. CSULB College of Education.

Rodgers, D. (2022, January 6). Equity-minded discussion protocols in higher education [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.

Charter Faculty Co-Advisor of Black/Pan-African Graduate Student Association

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

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


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)