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David G Martinez
Biographical Information

Davíd G. Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively in traditionally marginalized, LatinX, and Indigenous communities as an advocate, researcher, and educator. Prior to pursuing his professorship, Davíd was an educational administrator in northern Illinois, and a middle school and high school educator. Davíd earned his doctorate under the mentorship of Professors David C. Berliner, Margarita Pivovarova, and Sherman Dorn at Arizona State University.

Davíd is a protean school finance policy critical scholar connecting policy and praxis through multi-method inquiry. His research focuses on the intersection of School Finance Policy, Critical Theory/ Critical Race Theory, and Equity of Educational Opportunity. Through the lens of Rawlsian Social Justice and Aristotelian Equity Davíd seeks to understand how school funding policy/ reform impacts fiscal capacity and spending in low-income, ethnically and linguistically diverse, minoritized communities.