Rubén Martínez, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology and Director

Professor of Sociology and Director
The Julian Samora Research Institute
219 S. Harrison Road, Room 93
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone (517) 432-1317

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Education Leadership
  • Environmental Justice
  • Labor
  • Neoliberalism
  • Youth

Rubén Martínez’s research interests include neoliberalism and Latinos, diversity leadership in higher education, institutional and societal change, education and ethno-racial minorities, youth development, Latino labor and entrepreneurship, and environmental justice. Dr. Martinez is the editor of the Latinos in the United States book series with the Michigan State University Press. He has numerous publications, including three co-authored books: Chicanos in Higher Education (1993), Diversity Leadership in Higher Education (2007), and A Brief History of Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, MI (2012); one edited volume, Latinos in the Midwest (2011); and two co-edited volumes: Latino College Presidents: In Their Own Words (2013), and Occupational Health Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Formulating Research Needs and Directions (2017).