Early Childhood and Special Education, Dewar College of Education and Human, Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.
James Martinez, Ph.D., is a tenure track Assistant Professor, Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. He was a teacher-leader and athletic coach for almost two decades in rural, inner-city and urban profile public schools. His teaching and research publications are in critical pedagogy, critical race theory, differentiated multicultural education instruction, youth gang risk factors, education innovation, immigration reform, and racial/ethnic inequality. Dr. Martinez has presented papers at national and international conferences and serves as a reviewer on reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals, including the editorial board of Multicultural Learning and Teaching (MLT).