Magdalena Martinez

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

610 East University Avenue, 2117 SEB

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tel: 734-615-8883

Fax: 734-615-2510

Email: mmzz@umich.edu

 
                            

Education

 

2001 – present             Ph.D. Student - Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University Of Michigan

 

June 1998                    M.Ed. – Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

 

May 1995                    B.S. – Business, University Of Nevada Las Vegas

 

Conference   Presentations

 

Alfolter-Caine, B., Martinez, M., Murphy, L , & Heller, D. (2002, November). The role of institutional financial aid in increasing minority student enrollment in a Post-Hopwood environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Sacramento, CA.

Martinez, M., Alfolter-Caine, B., & Heller, D. (2002, October).  Using access and outreach policies for building bridges to underserved communities in higher education.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities: Diversity and Learning in St. Louis, MO. 

Murphy, L, Martinez, M., Heller, D. & Alfolter-Caine, B. (2002, September).  Money talks when students walk: Financial aid as a strategy for increasing minority student enrollment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Institutional Research Forum in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

 

Research Experience

 

Sept. ’01 – present       Graduate Research Assistant

                                    School of Education, University of Michigan

Project: Reshaping Affirmative Action: Admissions and Financial Aid in the Post-Hopwood Era

Principle Investigator: Donald Heller

 

The focus of this national research project is to provide a picture of access efforts within the current context of restrictions on race-sensitive criteria in admissions. Using quantitative and qualitative data, researchers identify the particular impact of the policies eliminating affirmative action and the response policies on institutions’ efforts to increase minority student access.

 

June ‘02 – present        Graduate Research Assistant

                                    Kellogg Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, University of Michigan

                                    Director: John C. Burkhardt

 

The purpose of the Kellogg Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good is to significantly increase awareness, understanding, commitment, and action relative to the public service role of higher education in the United States. Activities include: National Leadership Dialogues, Connecting Research and Practice, and Public Policy & Public Stewardship.

 

Sept. '97 -June '98       Research Associate

Cambridge Public School District, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Conducted research of language immersion programs in a primary school. Research tools included observations, sampling, videotaping, and interviews.  Worked with a large research team that required continuous communication and information sharing.  Conducted analysis of data, gathered and presented recommendations to school district and research scholars.

 

Professional Work Experience

July '99 – July ‘00         Academic Counselor/Multicultural Coordinator

Community College of Southern Nevada, Henderson, Nevada

 

Dec. '98 - July '99        Admissions and Records Interim Director

Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

July '98 -Dec. '98         Management Analyst 

Neighborhood Services Department, City of Las Vegas, Nevada

June '95 - Aug. '97       Personnel Analyst

Department of Human Resources, City of Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

University Honors and Awards

 

June 2002                    University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Summer Research Award.  

 

May 2002                    University of Michigan Latin America Summer Research Grant.  Awarded a research fellowship from the International Center to conduct research at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

 

October 2002              American Association for Higher Education Hispanic Caucus Fellow.

 

2001                            University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellow. Awarded a multi-year doctoral fellowship.

 

Professional Societies

 

American Educational Research Association

 

Association for the Study of Higher Education

 

Association of American Colleges & Universities

 

European Association of Institutional Research