Mario C. Martinez is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), where he teaches courses in leadership, human relations, educational change, and administration. Prior to joining UNLV, he had been an assistant professor in Educational Management and Development at New Mexico State University. His career also includes stints at the Hewlett Packard Corporation as a financial analyst and at the Governor’s Office in the State of Arizona as a Strategic Management Officer.
Mario also owns MCM Consulting, which is primarily a seminar and speech delivery company, with seminar topics that include Change, Empowerment, and Personality, and Interaction. His array of career exposures has contributed to his multidisciplinary approach to thinking pragmatically about professional development, evident both in this book and in his seminars and speeches.
Mario’s research has been concentrated in the areas of human resource planning, organizational structures of state educational systems, and the change and management of those systems. He has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.