Jo Ann Martinez

Jo Ann Martinez

411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 750
Phoenix
Program Director
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3520
Program Director
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3520
Member
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3520

Biography

Jo Ann López Martínez grew up in Parker, AZ.  She attended Arizona State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Chicana/o Studies.  She was inspired to learn more about the impact higher education can have on a person and society.  She continued her education at Arizona State University and completed a Master of Education degree in the field of Higher Education. 

Jo Ann has served various diverse groups of college and pre-college students at both Mesa Community College and Arizona State University.  She looks forward to promoting higher education by making an impact on future first generation college students, their families, and their communities.  Presently, she serves as Program Director for the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program.  In May 2019, she completed the Leadership and Innovation (EdD) program at ASU.

Jo Ann lives with her husband, José, and with their two daughters.  

Research Interests

  • First generation college students
  • Students in transition
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Latino/a/x college students
  • Former foster youth in college
  • Student parents in college
  • Student success

Research Activity

Understanding the transition experience of vulnerable transfer students in the Nina Scholars program (May 2019)

Dissertation for Innovation and Leadership (Ed.D) (Arizona State University, Phoenix)

  • Qualitative study on Maricopa Nina Scholar recipients transfering to Arizona State University

 

Practicum Report on the Achieving a College Education (ACE) Program at South Mountain Community College (May 2003)

Report for Higher Education Practicum course (Arizona State University, Tempe)

  • Reported on professional observation of campus and district-wide program and offered suggestions for improvement

 

Trends of Persistence and Barriers of Community College Transfer Students 1998-2002 (August 2002)

Literature Review for Higher Education Reading & Conference course (Arizona State University, Tempe)

  • Reviewed the factors that affect the intentions of community college students on path to earning a bachelor’s degree

 

Latina/o Community College Transfer Students (December 2001)

Paper & presentation for The American College Student course (Arizona State University, Tempe)

  • Examined the success rate of community college students who plan to enroll in the four-year institutions and presented recommendations for methods to improve transfer rates

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 194Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 294Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 194Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 294Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 194Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 294Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 194Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 294Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 294Special Topics

Professional Associations

ASU Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association
NASPA | Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Service

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, reviewer for Graduate Student Fellows Program (2019, 2020)

 

ASU Game Changers event for first-generation students, panelist (fall 2020)

 

Arizona Immigrant Student Hustle, storyteller reviewer (summer 2020)

ASU Los Diablos Alumni, scholarship mentor (2019-2020)

Literature review & Bins collection processes, presentation to ASU Leadership & Innovation class (fall 2020)

Qualitative data collection and anaylsis process, presentation to ASU Leadership & Innovation class (fall 2019)

ASU Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff, President (2016-2017) & other positions (2007-2016)

Creating your 4-Year High School Plan, presentation for ASU Hispanic Mother-Daugher Program 8th grade cohort (2015-2019)

ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion at Downtown Phoenix Campus, committee member (2014-2015)

With my daughter to ASU: A model of Latina student outreach, presentation at NASPA Conference (2012)

ASU Los Diablos Alumni, board member (2003-2007)