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Dr. Pedro L. Martinez

Pedro L. Martinez

Office: Anderson 151-B
Phone:  336 750-8619

Curriculum Vitae

Educational History

Loyola University
Ph.D. Social Foundations, 1987
Doctoral Dissertation: The Effects of School Context, School Climate and School Composition on   the
                              Achievement in Science and Mathematics among High School Students of
                              Limited English Proficiency.

University of Hartford
M. Ed. Secondary Education, Reading Specialist 1974
B.S. Elementary Education, 1973


Pedro L. Martinez, Ph.D., is a scholar, administrator and academic innovator with a depth and breadth of exceptional experiences in higher education that span for over 35 years. He is presently a Full Professor (tenured) in the School of Education and Human Performance Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Professional Studies. Dr. Martinez earned his doctorate in social foundations from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Hartford, CT. Dr. Martinez served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Interim Chancellor at Winston Salem State University (2006-2008). Prior to this appointment, Dr. Martinez served as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. He was the school's primary liaison to educational partners in the region, while running the day-to-day operations of its graduate school. He was responsible for establishing articulation agreements between the state community colleges and the university, and oversaw three university centers that facilitated community college students to complete their bachelor's degree at their respective local campuses. Dr. Martinez worked at Chicago State University as a tenured professor and administrator, where he established a national reputation for academic leadership in diversity and multilingual education issues.  He developed and taught education courses at the Chicago Urban Skills Center of Malcolm X College, Governors' State University in University Park, Illinois and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Courses Taught

  • EDU 6303 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 5340 Teaching in Diverse Classrooms
  • EDU 6321 Educational Research & Assessment
  • EDU 6301  Curriculum Development and Cultural Diversity
  • EDU 6311 Teachers as Leaders

Selected Publications & Presentations

2012 The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning Center for the Advancement for Teaching and Learning, Florida State College at Jacksonville A Conceptual Framework and Tool to Facilitate Administrative Decision-Making Associated with Out-of Classroom Faculty Assignments. See Tool: White Paper received commendations as one of the best papers of the conference.
2012 The Chair Academy Conference, March 26-30. Atlanta, Georgia. A Conceptual Framework
and Tool to Facilitate Administrative Decision-Making Associated  with Out-of Classroom
Faculty Assignments
2011 The Chair Academy Conference, March 23-24, 2011. Dallas, Texas. Do Big Questions 
Have Big Answers? A Pedagogical Approach to Enduring Understandings (1)   Improving the Academy through Faculty Development (2) Two workshops and White Papers with the same titles
2011 College/University Learning, Lilly Foundation Annual Conference presenter, February 3,
2011  Do Big Questions Have Big Answers? : A Pedagogical Approach to Enduring Understandings
2010 Improving the Academy through Faculty Development, May 2010 Issue Journal of Higher  Education Management
2010 Integrating Boyer into Your Institutional Culture: An Executive Retreat, September 1 23, Asheville, NC
2010 CAP Conference participant (Council for Accelerated Programs) ''Implementing Best Practices in Accelerated Learning", July 22-23, 2010, at Metro State College, Denver, CO.
2010 Presenter at the Lilly Foundation Annual Conference on College/ University Learning
February 7, 2010, Improving the Academy at WSSU through Faculty Development and Initiatives
2009 Co-author of HB 1558 Quality of Life to North Carolina General, Assembly Bill $750,000 request on behalf of the WS Urban League,
2006 AASCU, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Presenter, "Winston Salem State University, Success of Undergraduate Students through the University College.
2006 Defining Diversity, panelist at Wake Forest University, Martin Luther King Annual Conference


2008 Emerging Leader of the Year, Winston Salem Urban League
2008 Fearless Leader Award, Academic Affairs
2008 Fellow Institute for Educational Management, Harvard Graduate, School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.
2007 Leadership Winston Salem Intern and alumnus, an organization focusing on educating, connecting and energizing community leaders to serve and improve their communities. Completed one year fellowship in the ASSCU Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), an initiative by AASCU presidents and chancellors to Offer high caliber senior administrators a focused leadership development program in preparation for the role of college or university chief executive officer.  Highly selective/competitive process involved nominations by their CEO. Professional plan for this Fellowship consisted of acquiring skills in collective bargaining issues and identifying creative alternatives to meet university wide budgetary constraints.
1990 Mexican American Legal Defense Fund Fellow
1987 Board of Governors, Fellow State of Illinois Higher Education Fellow
1983 Higher Education Fellowship, Kellogg Foundation         
1982 Latin American Student Association Teacher-of-the-Year

Media Appearances & Coverage

2008 Guest speaker at WSHG, 1040 AM, La Movidita Radio Station, Winston Salem, North Carolina discussions issues related to issues among the Hispanic community, Education &  Immigration 2008-10Participant in the Community Creates, a program connecting community leaders with local  artist to create works of art, for public auction to financially support the Arts Based Elementary School and the Artist –in-Residence programs. This financial support secured the continuation of the arts-based curriculum through personalized instruction of art forms of dance, literature, music, theater, and the visual arts.
2008 Participant in the Community Creates, a program connecting community leaders with local  artist to create works of art, for public auction to financially support the Arts Based Elementary School and the Artist –in-Residence programs. This financial support secured the continuation of the arts-based curriculum through personalized instruction of art forms of dance, literature, music, theater, and the visual arts.       
2008 Coordinator of the 19th annual Model United Nations Conference (MUNC) sponsored by the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education (NCCIIE),  hosted by Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).  April 17-20, 2008 at Winston Salem, NC. ,  Marriott Hotel
2008 Panelist at ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION at the 2008 John Hope Franklin Symposium, Duke University, Durham:  How to Recruit and Retain Black & Hispanic Males in Today's Difficult Environment,
1992 Racial Harassment Workshop, sponsored by the Office of Civil Rights, Region V, US Department of Education, Organizer and Presenter:  Administrator's Perspectives and Reflections on Actions to Resolve Incidents of Racial Harassment.
1990 Author  and co-producer of the Chicago Science Explorers Program: "Into the Depths". Museum of Science and Industry, Bill Kurtis Productions. Model used for Public Television on the Science Series Productions.
1977 Panelist, "Latino Knowledge Series", NBC Network, Chicago

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