Joseph P. Martinez, Ph.D.

Dr. Martinez, Director of Research and Evaluation for the Center for Positive Practices (CPP) is conducting the independent, external evaluation for the ALD4ALL Project. He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Colorado in Educational Administration with emphases in research and evaluation methods, educational psychology, instructional design, and cognition and instruction.

Dr. Martinez is a long-time independent professional development/technical assistance, educational research and evaluation consultant.  He has provided services to several universities, state agencies, school districts, schools, Native American tribal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.  He is a former Grants Coordinator and Graduate Resource Program Coordinator, respectively, at the Los Alamos and Albuquerque branches of the University of New Mexico.  Additionally, he is a former Senior Research Associate of RMC Research Corporation, a federally-funded comprehensive center serving the U.S. Department of Education and several states.  For several years, he was the instructional designer for the University of Colorado at Denver where he also taught graduate courses in instructional design and human performance technology.

Dr. Martinez advocates for improving the education of disenfranchised children and adults, greater community involvement in education, and for improving the social and environmental conditions for school teachers and counselors.