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Dr. Charles Martinez, Jr.  Dr. Charles Martinez, Jr.

Dean, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas at Austin has selected Dr. Charles Martinez Jr. as the next dean of the College of Education, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Dr. Martinez, a distinguished scholar and researcher, comes to UT Austin from the University of Oregon, where he serves as a Philip H. Knight Professor in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, and as director of the Center for Equity Promotion. He served as the University of Oregon’s vice president for institutional equity and diversity from 2005 to 2011 and led institutional efforts to develop and implement the first equity and inclusion plan for the university. Dr. Martinez also currently serves as a gubernatorial-appointed member and most recent chair of the Oregon State Board of Education.

Dr. Martinez, a clinical psychologist and prevention scientist by training, earned his undergraduate degree from Pitzer College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology. He is a prolific researcher, having secured more than $35 million in sponsored research as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI. His research focuses on identifying malleable factors within education and social systems that promote healthy adjustment for families and children, especially those from culturally diverse populations who frequently experience disparities in access and outcomes.

Ericka Miller and Sean Farrell led this search with Marc St. Hilaire.

View the full press release here.