Rose Linda Martinez
Director of ELDA, Professor-in-Residence
- Ed.D., Vanderbilt University, Administrative Leadership
- M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, Curriculum and Supervision
- B.A., California State University, Liberal Arts
Dr. Martinez is a professor, consultant, businesswoman, and "visionary of the possible." Using multicultural stories, narratives, dialogue, and creative expressions from more than 25 years of research and experience, Dr. Martinez has taught the transformative functions of leadership and how they can be applied to reconnect organizations and individuals with visionary living.
Having earned her doctoral and master's degrees in education from Vanderbilt University, a former teacher and principal, Dr. Martinez has also been a faculty member at New Mexico Highlands University, taught at the University of Arizona, and served as an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.
As the founder of Martinez and Associates in 1996, she continues to work with groups throughout business, government, and education industries. Her many clients have included Altria, Citibank, Sony Pictures, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many others. Dr. Martinez has also specialized in the development and implementation of educational programs worldwide. Most recently she helped to improve educational leadership in the Escuelas Don Bosco school systems of Bolivia. Prior to this, as a consultant for Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), she assisted schools of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Dr. Martinez has also served Native American communities, tribal governments, and native schools nationwide. Prior to forming her own consulting business, she worked as a senior consultant for Pecos River/AON and Wilson Consulting from 1995 to 2000. Clients there included Citigroup, Intel, Miller, Cargill, Time Warner, United Airlines, and Kaiser Permanente among others.