Dr. Eligio Martinez
Eligio Martinez Jr., Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Martinez’ research focuses on the intersection of race, class and gender for Chicano/Latino males throughout the educational pipeline. In particular, Dr. Martinez explores the middle school years and the stratification process that occurs during this stage that leaves many students ill-prepared to transition to high school and begin to prepare for college. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Martinez was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego where he was Co-Principle Investigator for Project EXCEL, a study commissioned by the University of California Office of the President. Dr. Martinez grew up in Santa Ana, CA. He received his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington, College of Education and a B.A. in History and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.