Alisa Rod

alisa.rod [at]  

550 Sherbrooke West, West Tower
6th floor, suite 680
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B9


  • Research Data Management

Research Data Management Specialist



Ph.D. (Political Science), University of California - Santa Barbara, 2012

Master of Arts (Political Science), University of California - Santa Barbara, 2010

Bachelor of Arts (Bioethics and Political Science), University of Judaism, 2006

Areas of Interest

  • Research data management best practices
  • Approaches to teaching research data management
  • Pedagogical innovations related to spatial data analysis and visualization
  • Interdisciplinary applications of quantitative methods

Selected Publications

Rod, A.B., Isuster, M.Y, & Chandler, M. (2021). "Love Data Week in the time of COVID-19: A content analysis of Love Data Week 2021 events". The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(6).

Rod, A.B., Weiman, D.F., Koli, F., Carlson, A., & Green, J.A. (2021). “The Barnard College Empirical Reasoning Center: A Case Study in Developing a Service Model for Teaching Data Literacy Across Disciplines”. In J. Bauder (Ed), Data Literacy in Academic Libraries: Teaching Critical Thinking with Numbers (pp. 59 - 76), American Library Association.

Nadasen, P., Koli, F. Rod, A.B., & Weiman, D. (2019). ”Mississippi Semester: New Social Justice Approach to Teaching Empirical Reasoning in Context”, Numeracy, 12(1).

Koli, F., Nadasen, P. & Rod, A.B. (2019). “(Un)Privileging the Map: A Community Collaboration in Understanding Economic Security”, paper presented at the MAPPING (IN)JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: Digital Theory + Praxis For Critical Scholarship, Fordham University, New York, New York, USA.

Rod, A.B., Schonfeld, R. & Wolff, C. (2016). “Ithaka S+R | Jisc | RLUK UK Survey of Academics 2015”, New York: Ithaka S+R.

Rod, A.B., Schonfeld, R., & Wolff, C. (2016). “Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2015”, New York: Ithaka S+R.

Brown, J., Rod, A.B., & Schonfeld, R. (2014). “Ithaka S+R | Group of Eight: Survey of Academics 2013 – 2014”, New York: Ithaka S+R. (full-text)

Guerrero, M., & Rod, A.B. (2013). ”Engaging in Office Hours: A Study of Student-Faculty Interaction and Academic Performance”, Journal of Political Science Education, 9(4), 403-416.

Selected Presentations

Boruff, J. & Rod, A.B. (2022). "Searches as data: Using an institutional data repository to archive and share knowledge synthesis searches", presentation at the Canadian Health Librarian Association Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. June 11, 2022.

Hervieux, S., Lee, N., & Rod, A.B. (2021). "What’s data got to do with it? Establishing a research data management curriculum online", presentation at the LOEX Conference. Virtual. May 12, 2021.

Rod, A.B., Hervieux, S. & Lee, N. (2021). "The zooming winds of change: Developing a new curriculum for RDM instruction from the virtual ground up", presentation at the Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Annual Summit. Virtual. March 11, 2021. (slides)

Klein, J., Grynoch, T., & Rod, A.B. (2020). "Connecting Communities through a Passion for Data Visualization in Libraries: The Visualizing the Future Symposia", presentation at the Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP) Annual Summit. Santa Fe, New Mexico, US. March 12, 2020. (slides)

Rod, A.B., Carlson, A., Koli, F., Marcantonio-Fields, A., Rahman, H., & Sibbers, I. (2019). “Quantifying Spatial Data Numeracy: Designing a Map Assessment and Rubric”, paper presented at the National Numeracy Network Annual Meeting, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, USA

Carlson, A. & Rod, A.B., (2019). “The First Five Years of the Barnard ERC: A Model for Developing Comprehensive Undergraduate-focused Data Analysis Services”, research paper presented at the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Annual Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Nadasen, P., Koli, F., Rod, A.B., & Weiman, D. (2018). “Mississippi Semester: New Social Justice Approach to Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement”, paper presented at the National Numeracy Network Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA

Rod, A.B., Weiman, D., Dye, A., Baics, G., Kesler, C., & Morris, E. (2017). “Teaching Empirical Reasoning Across the Curriculum”, paper presented at the National Numeracy Network Annual Meeting, Barnard College, New York, New York, USA

Alexander, J., Rod, A.B., Weiman, D., & Silverman, C. (2017). “Reinforcing Empirical Reasoning in Introductory Chemistry and Physics Labs through Data Viz and Analysis Workshops”, paper presented at the National Numeracy Network Annual Meeting, Barnard College, New York, New York, USA




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