- Ph.D., Higher Education, Penn State University, 1993
- M.A., Sociology, Penn State University, 1992
- M.A., Student Personnel, Slippery Rock University, 1984
- B.A., Sociology, Slippery Rock University, 1981
Teaching and Research Interests
Globalization and university reform in China and the United States; social movements and the university; university and society relationships; university and economic/social change in the developing world; academic citizenship; the American community college; multiculturalism and student activism; Globalization and Higher Education Research Center (GHERC)
- Comparative and International Education
Globalization and University Reform in China and the United States
- Education Policy and Law
Reform Initiatives and Changes in Academic Life
- Higher Education
Globalization and University Reform, Academic Citizenship, Multiculturalism, Student Activism, the American Community College
- Multicultural Education
Student Diversity and Activism, Faculty Activism and Social Change
Rhoads, Robert A., Xiaoyang Wang, Xiaoguang Shi, and Yongcai Chang. China’s Rising Research Universities: A New Era of Global Ambition. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
De, Su, Robert A. Rhoads, and Ulla Ambrosius Madsen. 民族教育质性研究方法:理论,策略,与实例 (Minzu Jiaoyu Zhixing Yanjiu Fangfa: Lilun, Celue, yu Shili; Qualitative Research Methods in Ethnic Education: Theory, Strategy, and Exemplars). Beijing: Education Science Press, 2013.
Rhoads, Robert A., and Katalin Szelényi. Global Citizenship and the University: Advancing Social Life and Relations in an Interdependent World. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011. [AERA Publication of the Year in Postsecondary Education—Div J]
Rhoads, Robert A., and Carlos Alberto Torres. (eds.). The University, State, and Market: The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.
Rhoads, Robert A., Yongcai Chang, and Xiaoyang Sun. “Narratives of Change at Minzu University of China: Internationalization, Marketization, and Ethnocultural Development.” Comparative Education Review (in press).
Szelényi, Katalin, and Robert A. Rhoads. “Academic Culture and Citizenship in Transitional Societies: Case Studies from China and Hungary.” Higher Education (in press).
Rhoads, Robert A., Jennifer Berdan, and Brit Toven-Lindsey. “The Open Courseware Movement in Higher Education: Unmasking Power and Raising Questions about the Movement’s Democratic Potential.” Educational Theory 63, no. 1 (2013): 87-109.
Rhoads, Robert A., and Juan Hu. “The Internationalization of Faculty Life in China.” Asia Pacific Journal of Education 32, no. 3 (2012): 351-365.
Rhoads, Robert A., and Diane Yu Gu. “A Gendered Point of View on the Challenges of Women Academics in The People’s Republic of China.” Higher Education 63, no. 6 (2012): 733-750.
Rhoads, Robert A. “大学与学术公民身份: 基于全球参与和社会转型视角的探索” (“Daxue yu Xueshu Gongmin Shenfen: Jiyu Quanqiu Canyu he Shehui Zhuanxing Shijiao de Tansuo”; “Academic Citizenship and the University: From Perspectives of Globalization and Social Transformation.” Peking University Education Review 3 (2011): 2-17.
Rhoads, Robert A. “The U.S. Research University as a Global Model: Some Fundamental Problems to Consider.” InterActions 7, no. 2 (2011).