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Rodney Beaulieu
Rodney Beaulieu, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Educational Leadership & Change
Bowen Island, BC, Canada

PhD, Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

MA, University of California, Santa Barbara.
BA, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
AS, Human Services, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA.

Areas of Instruction:

-Action Oriented Research
-Research Specialization
-The Community College
-Human Development in Context
-Forces of Motivation
-Rethinking Schools and Organizations
-Creativity and Problem Solving
-Theories of Learning
-Program Evaluation, Theory and Application
-Technology, Learning and Teaching
-Child Development 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Action Research
  • Organizational Change
  • Professional Development
  • Human Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Gender Studies
  • Autoethnography
  • Educational Psychology

Professional Memberships:

  • Volunteer Counselor, Women's Resource Center, Oceanside, CA
  • The Firehouse Project, Homeless Shelter, Santa Barbara.
  • Volunteer, Nihomachi Revisited, Santa Barbara.
  • Volunteer, Santa Barbara Tenant's Union, Santa Barbara.
  • Welcoming Committee and Translator, Summer Olympics.


  • Beaulieu, R. (2010). Automaticity and Levels of Information Processing: A Comparative Study of Expert and Novice Typewriting. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Beaulieu, R. (2008). Contributing author in Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs) (ed.) The authentic dissertation: Alternative ways if knowing, research and representation. London: Routledge.
  • Criswell, E., Locke, M. E., Beaulieu, R. (2003). Music, Math, and Somatics: Optimal Learning, Somatics, 14, 4, 46-51.
  • Levy, S., Beaulieu, R. (2003). Online distance learning among the California Community Colleges: Looking at the planning and implementation. The American Journal of Distance Education, 17, 4.
  • Mellinger, W., & Beaulieu, R. (1997). White fantasies, black bodies: Racial power, disgust and desire in popular media culture. Visual Anthropology, 9, 117-147. 


Oct. 2010. North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development, Vancouver, BC. Applying Action Research for Staff Development and Organizational Change.
April 2004. American Educational Research Association, Annual Meetings, San Diego. Division C, Learning and Instruction. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Math, Music and Dance Curriculum: A Review of Three Case Studies.
May 2003. Model Arts Project Conference, California Department of Education, Los Angeles. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Math, Music and Dance Curriculum: A Review of Three Case Studies.
August 2001. American Sociological Associations, Annual Meetings, Los Angeles. Adult Classroom Dysfunction: Drawing from Scheff's Theory of Emotion and Retzinger's Discourse Analysis to Understand Teacher-Student Bonds.
Mar. 2000. Pacific Sociological Association, Annual Meetings, San Diego, Using Discourse Analysis to Study Teacher-Student Bonds: An exploration of Emotion Cues.

Funded Grants/Contracts:

California Arts Council, Demonstration Project
Navajo Nation, Division of Education 

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Educational Leadership and Change

Other Professional Activities:

Since 2008  Partner, CI Works, LLc. North America and Europe
2008-2010 Educational Consultant, Vancouver Offshore Schools Groups, Vancouver, Canada
2001-2005 Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, San Marcos
2000-2001 Adjunct Professor, Psychology Program, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
1997-2000 Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department, Ventura College, Ventura, Ca
1996-1997 Adjunct Professor Computer Science Program, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
1988-1996 Instructor International Programs, English Language Program, UCSB Extension, Teacher Certification Program, University of California, Santa Barbara  
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