Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2019
Roddrick Colvin hails from Indianapolis, Indiana via Seattle and New York City. He is an associate professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University, where he teaches courses in public administration and criminal justice. His current research interests include public employment equity, police officers’ shared perceptions and decision-making, and LGBTQ+ civil rights. Prior to entering the academy, he was the research director of the Policy Institute at the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Rod has been active in many justice and social justice organizations, including; Community Coalition for Environment Justice, and the African-American/Jewish Coalition for Justice. He is a founding member of the National Black Justice Coalition, and most recently served on the board of Brooklyn-based community kitchen, Neighbors Together. Among other issues, Rod’s current interests include worker’s rights and the labor movement. He is a dues-paying member of the California Faculty Association.
Rod earned undergraduate degrees in political science and philosophy at Indiana University–Bloomington, a graduate degree in public administration at Seattle University, and a doctorate degree in public administration at the University at Albany (SUNY). He is a first-generation college graduate.