Rodney works with some of the big industry players connecting research in innovative ways. Some of these key players have been Bosch Information Systems, IBM, Dow, Mitre, Fullbright, Mayo Clinic, Corcoran Foundation for Literacy and others.
A frequent contributor to Psychology Today magazine, Rodney also maintains a private practice in Austin, Texas as a psychotherapist, and can be found under his LLC business known as inspirethought, where he is also publishing his first ebook on depression.
As a specialist in the study of trauma, Rodney was one of the first researchers to investigate vicarious trauma in the general populace which was the subject of his dissertation. Within this, a sub specialty in forensic counseling emerged and Dr. Luster maintains many courses in psychopathology, including specialty coursework in terrorism, and abnormal psychology. He has served in higher education for 20-plus years leading and teaching in both traditional and non traditional environments, and has also served in tandem an 8-year term with the Higher Learning Commission as a reviewer.
Dr. Luster has attended Our Lady of the Lake, Capella and did his internship at Johns Hopkins as part of his educational mosaic. In the moments between his roles he enjoys art, music, writing and composing songs and staying fit.