Paloma Rodríguez is the Director of the Office of Global Learning at the University of Florida International Center. She oversees the International Scholars Program and provides leadership for UF’s ongoing Quality Enhancement Plan for internationalization. Her research interests include eportfolio pedagogy, career integration, faculty professional development, and on-campus opportunities to promote global learning. Her publications explore the use of ePortfolio pedagogy in international programming and the role of global certificate programs for the advancement of comprehensive internationalization. She is a frequent presenter and workshop facilitator at NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, AAC&U Global Learning, and other national conferences.
Paloma is a contributing author to the 2017 AAC&U publication "Field Guide to ePortfolio" and to Raby & Valeau’s volume "Internationalization at Community College: Themes, Practices and Case Studies" (Palgrave McMillan 2016). She has served on the advisory board of the AAC&U Global Learning conference (2015) and as Chair of the NAFSA Community College Institutional Interest group. Prior to her involvement in International Education, Paloma spent twenty years working as a Humanities and language instructor in Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She holds an M.A. in Classics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) from the University of South Florida. She is currently a PhD candidate in Classical Civilization at the University of Florida.