Patricia G. Martinez, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Patricia G. Martínez, Ph.D.

Office: Hilton 243A
Phone: 310.338.1960

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Recruitment


Patricia G. Martínez is a professor of management in the College of Business Administration (CBA) at Loyola Marymount University. In fall 2022, Patricia was appointed associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion for the college. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of California, Irvine and a B.S. in management & human resources with a minor in information systems from Cal Poly Pomona.

Patricia’s areas of expertise include topics in organizational behavior, human resource management, and diversity and inclusivity. Her research has been published in Human Resources Management Review, Personnel Review, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Management Research, and the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability. She has held leadership positions in the Western Academy of Management (WAM), Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE) and supported The PhD Project’s efforts to diversify the professoriate through decades of serving on committees and in advisory roles. In addition, Patricia serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Management Inquiry and Management Research. In fall 2022, she began as editor at the Journal of Jesuit Business Education. Her most cited research articles examine how HR practices serve as signals to applicants and employees about their employment relationship and working conditions.

Her publications in DEI involve an edited scholarly book chapter, “Managing the Hispanic Workforce in the Context of Values, Acculturation and Identity (Gómez, & Martínez, 2017) and several articles examining how Latin American cultural values can define effective leadership approaches in multicultural contexts (Martínez, 2010; 2005; 2003; 2002). She continues her seminal work on the concept of “ethnic citizenship behaviors” which examines how ethnic identity may drive voluntary, discretionary helping behaviors that are targeted at similar others, and which in total, benefit the organization (Martínez, Randel, & Ramirez, 2011; 2005) in areas such as career development, recruitment and retention.

For over 30 years, Patricia has held leadership and advisory positions in multiple DEI programs and initiatives that focus on the educational and career attainment of underrepresented minorities at the undergraduate, MBA and doctoral level. These include Prospanica/National Society of Hispanic MBAs, The PhD Project, and the Latino Business Students Association (UC Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona). She is also faculty advisor for the newly re-launched Latinx Business Association at LMU.

As a breast cancer survivor, Patricia developed an interest in health and well-being and providing students, leaders and faculty with tools for fostering resilience, self-care and wellness. She designed and implemented a pilot wellness training and research program in 2021 for CBA in partnership with the Art of Living Foundation/The Campus SKY Happiness program. She will complete her extensive training and certification as a wellness coach with the Campus SKY Happiness program in 2023.


  • Ph.D.: University of California, Irvine
  • B.S.: Cal Poly Pomona