Gloria M. Rodriguez (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Education. Her research focuses on educational leadership and resource allocation from a critical, social justice perspective. She presently serves as the principal investigator for the Leadership for Real Impact (LRI) Project, which employs a case-study approach to investigate the intersections of leadership and resource allocation practices that support the academic success and well-being of low-income students of color in K-12 and Community College settings. Rodriguez is also the current Director of the Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CANDEL) Ed.D. Program.