Meet Our Team

  • Richard S. Martinez, Ed.D.

    Executive Director

    Richard S. Martinez, Ed.D., is the executive director of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence (CDEIE), which designs and facilitates professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in the area of inclusive learning environments. Richard has facilitated groups as they address issues arising from diversity and organizational culture. His experiences in education include classroom teaching; school, district, and county office of education administration; professional development design and facilitation; and university teaching in educational leadership. He has facilitated nationally on the art of leadership, culturally proficient environments, and transformative approaches to systems change. He is co-author of a best-selling Corwin Press publication, Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools (2007).