Angela Vidal-Rodriguez looks into the camera with her arms crossed.
McNair Scholars Program Director
McNair Scholars Program

Higher Education and Organizational Behavior Ph.D. University of Michigan - 2019 

Master's in Business Administration Northeastern Illinois University - 2005

Bachelors in Economics Universidad Anahuac - 2002


Angela Vidal-Rodriguez is the Director of the McNair Scholars Program at Northeastern Illinois University. For 16 years, she has served in several programs dedicated to advance the educational opportunities of underrepresented and nontraditional students in higher education. She recently attained her doctoral degree in higher education from the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-secondary Education of the University of Michigan. She received her M.B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University and her B.A. in economics from Anahuac University, Mexico. Her research interests are in organizational behavior issues and policies that affect the access and success of underrepresented students in colleges and universities. Her most recent work investigates the effect of state policy on student outcomes. She is also interested in the way higher education institutions navigate external and internal stakeholder’s pressures when dealing with issues of access and success of undocumented students in higher education. She likes to teach and mentor young scholars. Currently, Angela teaches research methods and student development classes.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.