Dr. Reynaldo L. Martinez Jr.
Dr. Reynaldo L. Martinez Jr. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Speech and English Education from Texas A&I University, a Master Degree in Occupational Education from Corpus Christi State University and in 1988 his PhD in Vocational Education with a specialization in Vocational Teacher Education from Colorado State University. Dr. Martinez’s first faculty position in higher education was for two years at the University of Maryland – College Park as a teacher educator in Occupational & Technical Education. In 1992 Dr. Martinez accepted a similar position at Oklahoma State University where he earned tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1997. He served as a member of the OSU Faculty Council, was Coordinator of the Occupational Education Studies Program, and Associate School Head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education. In July of 2005 Dr. Martinez accepted the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Adult and Career Education at Valdosta State University. Along with his leadership duties he teaches undergraduate, masters and doctoral classes. Dr. Martinez has a consistent record of international and national peer reviewed publications in Adult and Career Education and has made numerous international, national, regional and state professional presentations. He has participated in and/or been the principle investigator of four externally funded international training projects focusing on issues of training vocational-technical educators in the areas of competency-based vocational education and curriculum development. His most recent project was in Honduras, C.A. where he led an effort to rebuild and update the national technical education system. Dr. Martinez has also served as a consultant to the University Council of Jamaica serving on accreditation teams of institutions of higher education. He has served as a Trustee of the National Association of Trade and Technical Teacher Educators, President of the University Council for Workforce and Human Resources Education, the leading national organization of doctoral granting institutions in Adult and Career Education, and President of the Academy for Career and Technical Teacher Educators. In Georgia, Dr. Martinez has served as Parliamentarian for the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education.