Rosalinda   Hernandez

Associate Professor  

Office: EEDUC 1.622
Phone: (956) 665-7399
Email: rosalinda.hernandez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Rosalinda Hernandez

Dr. Rosalinda Hernandez, Associate Professor, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her professional background experience includes public school administration in Texas and Florida as Area Superintendent.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Principal Preparation
    • Organizational health
    • Change of an organization
  • Education

    • PhD, Educational Administration, The University of Texas - Austin, 1996
    • MEd, Elementary Education, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1978
    • BS, Elementary Education, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1974
  • Currently Teaching

    EDUL 8390 04R - Dissertation Proposal Dev:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Federico Guerra, Roberto Zamora, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "University Strategic Planning: A Process for Change in a Principal Preparation Program," International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation 12, no. 1 (May 2017): 83-97.

  • Roberto Zamora, Rosalinda Hernandez, "The Impact of Organizational Health on Student Achievement in a High Needs District," Las Vegas, Nevada: Journal of Studies in Education 6, no. 3 (September 2016): 19.

  • Rosalinda Hernandez and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Novice Principals Need Peer Mentoring to Address Schools in Poverty," Stephenville, Texas: Journal of Effective Schools Project 10, (2013): 38-43.

  • Rosalinda Hernandez and Maria Roberts. "Field-Based Principal Program: A Success for Predominately High Needs Schools," International Journal for Educational Practice and Policy 28, no. 1 (2013).

  • Rosalinda Hernandez and Maria Roberts. "Graduates’Voices on Principal Preparation," Journal of Studies in Education 2, no. 4 (November 2012).

  • Rosalinda Hernandez, Maria Roberts, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. Redesigning a Principal Preparation Program: A Continuous Improvement Model. The International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 7, no. 3 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012.

  • Maria Roberts and Rosalinda Hernandez. "Superintendents’ Perspectives of a Principal Preparation Program for Leaders of Predominantly Hispanic Schools in South Texas," Journal of Hispanic Higher Education 11, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012).

  • Maria Roberts and Rosalinda Hernandez. "Superintendents’ perspectives of a principal preparation program for leaders of predominantly Hispanic schools in south Texas," Journal of Hispanic Higher Education X, no. X (2011): 1-15.

  • Rosalinda Hernandez, Velma Menchaca-Ochoa, and J Huerta. "A study of the relationship between students’ anxiety and test performance on state mandated assessments," Journal of US-China Education Review 10, no. 12 (December 2011).

  • Rosalinda Hernandez and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Mentoring principals: A necessity for the future," Texas Association of Secondary Principals: Texas Study of Secondary Education (2009).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Rosalinda Hernandez. Decentralization and Reorganization of Orange Public Schools, Orlando, Florida, ( )

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. High School Redesign Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Grant, ( )

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. Study of TAKS Writing Results of Hispanics Fourth Grade Students in the Rio Grande Valley , College of Education, (2007 - 2008)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. College of Education Collaborative Research Grant, College of Education, (May 2008)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. Qualitative Study of Eleven Comprehensive Austin ISD High Schools, The University of Texas at Austin, (2004 - 2004)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. SREB Study and Audit of Eleven Comprehensive Austin High Schools, Austin ISD, (2004 - 2004)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. Study of East Austin Schools to Restructure Martin Junior High School to a Middle School, Austin ISD, (2002 - 2002)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez. Developed an on-level reading program recognized by TEA as an exemplary model for the state, Texas Education Agency, (1985 - 1985)



Selected Presentations


  • Rosalinda Hernandez and Roberto Zamora. "Organizational Health: It’s Impact on Student Achievement," Hispanic Assn of Latino Studies, Dallas, TX (February 2018)

  • Roberto Zamora, Federico Guerra, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca. "• Strategic Planning: A Catalyst for Transforming a Principal Preparation Program," National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, Isla Grande Beach Resort, south Padre Island , Texas (October 2017)

  • Roberto Zamora, Federico Guerra, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Strategic Planning: A Catalyst for Transforming a Principal Preparation Program," National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies, (October 2017)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez and Roberto Zamora. "Redesigning a Principal Preparation Program Through School District Partnerships ," University Council for Educational Administration, Detroit, Michigan (November 2016)

  • Roberto Zamora and Rosalinda Hernandez. "Organizational Health: An Essential Component for Creating Culturally Competent Schools," University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, California (November 2015)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez, Roberto Zamora, Federico Guerra, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Strategic Planning Leadership to Improve the Achievement of Hispanic Students in South Texas," 10th Annual AAHHE National Conference, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Frisco, Texas (March 2015)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez, Roberto Zamora, Federico Guerra, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "District and University Partnership for Developing 21st Century School Leaders," Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference, TEA/TASA, Austin, Texas (January 2015)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez "Leveraging University and School Partnerships: A Model for Developing the Next Generation of School Leaders," 2015 MASBA Annual Conference, Mexican-American School Board Member Association, Austin, Texas (January 2015)

  • Rosalinda Hernandez, Maria Roberts, and Francisco Guajardo. "Students’ Perspectives of a Field-Based Principal Preparation Program for Predominantly Hispanic Schools," American Education Research Association, Vancouver, Canada (April 2012)

  • Maria Roberts, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Velma Menchaca-Ochoa. "Superintendents’ Perspectives of a Principal Preparation Program for Leaders of Predominantly Hispanic Schools," National Association of Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX (February 2012)

Current Courses

EDUL 8390 04R - Dissertation Proposal Dev:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses