Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Ph.D. has been a professor of higher education leadership at California Lutheran University since 2010. Concurrently, she has served as a senior researcher with the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges. To date, she has served as lead evaluator or senior researcher for eight complex multi-year grants – privately and federally funded – that center on supporting underrepresented P-20 students. Diane has numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and technical reports in higher education. During the 2014-15 academic year, she served as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, and recently returned to Tsuda College in Tokyo as a visiting professor. She now serves on the East Asia Peer Review committee, by invitation of the United States Department of State and the Institute for International Education. She holds a M.Ed. and a Ph.D. from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.