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Dr. Carmen L. Martínez-López

Dr. Carmen L. Martínez-López

Dean School of Business and Professional Careers
Westchester Community College

State University of New York

Dr. Carmen Leonor Martínez-López earned her Ph.D. in international business in the area of management from the University of Texas - Pan American (renamed the University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley). She is currently the dean of the School of Business and Professional Careers at SUNY/Westchester Community College. Also, she was previously the dean of the Division of Business, Arts and Social Sciences at Bergen Community College.

From 2004 to 2014, she held a tenure-track position at the City University of New York (CUNY), Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). She served as the deputy chair of the Business Management Department at BMCC. As a CUNY Faculty Senator, Dr. Martínez-López was an active member of several committees, but her passion was for the Student Affairs Committee where she was the chairperson. On the University Advisory Council on Diversity, she represented the University Faculty Senate. In this capacity, she chaired the Proposal Committee for CUNY's first Diversity Conference.

Dr. Martínez-López has been characterized as an enthusiastic contributor and problem-solver regarding her work related to Middle States and Achieving the Dream, not only at Westchester Community College but also at Bergen Community College. During her tenure at BMCC, Dr. Martínez-López was a member of the Middle States committee responsible for reviewing the assessment of student learning.

Dr. Martínez-López is dedicated to her ongoing professional learning, and this is demonstrated through the different leadership institutes that she has attended, such as Higher Education Resources Services Leadership Institute (HERS) at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, summer 2016; Crisis Leadership in Higher Education Program at Harvard University, March 2015; BMCC/CUNY Leadership Fellows Program (2011 to 2012); and the Salzburg Seminar in Austria, summer 2005, a program designed for community colleges. While at BMCC, she was the recipient of faculty development awards to research entrepreneurial cultures at two-year colleges and to create an entrepreneurial culture at BMCC. She was also the recipient of a Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Research Award entitled "Managerial Philosophies and Cooperative Capitalism."

Dr. Martínez-López has published in The Journal of International Management Studies, The Review of Business Research, The International Journal of Business Research, and The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Martínez-López taught at Colombian and Mexican universities and served as the chairperson for the Department of Business Administration at Universidad ICESI in Cali, Colombia. Her career also includes extensive experience as a manager and consultant, where she designed and led the implementation of strategic management processes at Colombian companies.

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