Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD

Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD

PhD, Religion and the Personality Sciences

Professor, Couples & Family Therapy
Professor, Theology & Religious Studies
Associate Appointment, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Phone: 206-296-5324

Building/Room: Casey 230-12

Jeanette Rodriguez CV (PDF)


Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD is a professor at Seattle University and teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the Couples and Family Therapy Program. She serves as Director of the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and holds the Malcolm and Mari Stamper Endowed Chair in Catholic Intellectual and Cultural Traditions. Rodriguez is the author of several books and articles concentrated in the areas of U.S. Hispanic theology, theologies of liberation, peacebuilding, and women’s spirituality.

In addition, Dr. Rodriguez is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Washington and California. She is an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in Latinx health, and wellness and justice-oriented therapy. Rodriguez holds a PhD in Religion and the Personality Sciences from the Graduate Theological Union (1990), Berkeley, California.

See below for Jeanette's selected works.

Selected Publications

Rodriguez, J. (2017). A Clan Mother’s Call; Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory, New York: SUNY Press.

Rodriguez, J., & Fortier, T. (2007). Cultural memory: Resistance, faith and identity. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Rodriguez, J. (1996). Stories we live Cuentos que vivimos: Hispanic women’s spirituality.

Paulist Press, Madeleva. Rodriguez, J. (1994). Our lady of Guadalupe: Faith and empowerment among Mexican-American women. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Selected Conference Presentations

Eppler, C., & Rodriguez, J. (2018, March). The Culturally Conscious Leader. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Leadership Symposium. Seattle, WA.

Eppler, C., & Rodriguez, J. (2016, September). Using Creative Assessments to Promote Social Justice. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Rodriguez, J. (2014, November). Changing water into wine: A poor church for the poor. Keynote lecture for the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at Seattle University. Seattle, WA.

Clinical Experience

1995–present: Individual, Marriage & Family Therapist in small private practice servicing monolingual and bilingual Latinos/as primarily. Co-therapist in CODA and Anger Intensive Weekends. Consultant and Trainer for monolingual Spanish speaking communities in areas of leadership, communication enhancement, family systems and development

May 1989 –June 1990: Bilingual Family Counseling Services, Ontario, California, working with cases of drug and alcohol addictions, parenting classes, adult children of dysfunctional families, couples and family therapy, court-referred cases for drug therapy, survivors of incest and sexual abuse, and co-dependency groups

August 1985–May 1986: Highland Sexual Assault Center, Highland County Hospital, Oakland, California – Clinical on-call social worker, psychological assessment and treatment of rape survivors

October 1982–February 1986 La Clinica de la Raza. Clinical experience, CA as individual, marriage, and family therapist, working with cases of COA, child abuse, drug and alcohol addictions, women in transition, bilingual/acculturation issues, domestic violence.