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Dr. Joseph G. R. Martinez

Regents' Professor (Retired) | University of New Mexico

Dr. Joseph G. R. Martinez cultivated professional excellence for nearly 50 years prior to his retirement in 2012. Joining the faculty of the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1974, he first served as a teaching assistant. Primarily focusing on research design and statistical analysis as a concentration, his doctoral dissertation was nominated for the prestigious Popejoy Dissertation Prize. After earning his Doctor of Philosophy from UNM in 1980, he was hired at the University of Albuquerque as an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 to 1986, he taught mathematics at UNM’s Valencia Campus. Returning to UNM in its College of Education, he began as an assistant professor, climbing up the tenure ladder towards becoming a full professor of mathematics education. Collaborating with his wife, Nancy, over 250 of their writings were published, presented national and international conference papers, and developed different assessment measures of mathematical learning and mathematics anxiety. Their co-authored book, “Math Without Fear: A Guide for Preventing Math Anxiety in Children,” covers the relationship between cognition and emotion in mathematics learning.

Marquis Video Interview

Dr. Martinez was honored for academic excellence in an exclusive video interview by Marquis Who’s Who.

Millennium Magazine

As a testament to his educational prowess, Dr. Martinez was highlighted on his cover of the 13th edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

Forbes Magazine

In celebration of his achievements, Dr. Martinez was featured in the Colorado edition of Forbes magazine in December 2023/January 2024.

New Yorker Magazine

Dr. Martinez was distinguished for his professionalism in the New Mexico edition of New Yorker magazine in January 2024.

Fortune Magazine

Appearing alongside his peers, Dr. Martinez was honored with placement in the national issue of Fortune Magazine in February/March 2024.

The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Martinez was placed prominently among fellow scholars in the Central edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

Marquis Press Release

Dr. Martinez’s education, life and career journey were documented in a press release on July 12, 2022.



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