We are happy to announce that Assistant Professor Jon-Marc Rodriguez will join UWM Chemistry & Biochemistry as faculty in Fall of 2022. Dr. Rodriguez conducts chemistry education research with an emphasis on theory-based qualitative methods. His research group focuses on chemistry as a community of practice, which involves multiple intersecting communities of bench-top chemists, chemistry education researchers, and instructors. Dr. Rodriguez aims to advance and support the chemistry community, especially individuals at the periphery such as emerging researchers, instructors, and undergraduates interested in participating in science. The Rodriguez Research Group supports student engagement in research in two primary ways: (1) providing opportunities for students to participate in research by joining the research team and (2) investigating the ways in which faculty can create better learning environments for undergraduate researchers. He is excited to join the department and looks forward to working with faculty and students.