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James Martinez
Biographical Information

James Martinez currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His 25+ years of instructional and leadership experiences include roles in public, private, parochial and boarding school environments. After serving as a classroom teacher for 17 years, Dr. Martinez served as a school administrator in both elementary and secondary schools in the Southern California area between 2007 and 2012. His research focuses on school administrator support, self-efficacy, and equitable practices, as well as administrator response to adversity. Dr. Martinez completed his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, his master's degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Channel Islands and his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from California Lutheran University.