Biographical Sketch
Javier A. Rodríguez


EDUCATION

    Doctor of Philosophy in Integrative Biology (1998)
    University of California, Berkeley

    Master of Science in Biology (1990)
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras  

    University of Costa Rica, San José (1988)
    (Organization for Tropical Studies)

    Bachelor of Science Diploma (Magna cum laude) (1986)
    Major: Biology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Vice Provost for Academic Programs (2019-present)
    Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

    Professor of Biology (2019-present)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

    Associate Dean (2011-2018)
    College of Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Associate Director (2008-2010)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Associate Professor of Biology (2008-2019)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Assistant Director (2007-2008)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Assistant Professor of Biology (2002-2008)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Member, Board of Governors (2002-2007)
    American Society of Ichthyologists and
    Herpetologists

    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation
    (2000-2002)
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    University of California, Berkeley

    Interim Assistant Curator of Herpetology
    (1999-2000)
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    University of California, Berkeley

    Lecturer (1999-2000)
    Department of Integrative Biology
    University of California, Berkeley

    Academic Counselor (1991-1992)
    Department of Biology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

    Coordinator, Introductory Biology Laboratory
    (1991-1992)
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

    Instructor (1990-1992)
    Department of Biology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Ethics in Scientific Research (Graduate Seminar)
  • Evolution
  • Herpetology
  • Vertebrate Natural History
  • Introductory Biology for Majors
  • Introductory Biology for Nonmajors
  • Scientific Presentations
  • Systematics (Graduate Seminar)
  • Advanced Topics in Life Sciences: Ecology and Evolution (Graduate Seminar)


PERSONAL

    Hometown: San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA
                        


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