Andrew Martinez - Higher Education
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Andrew Martinez
Andrew Martinez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and research associate at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions.


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Graduate Programs in Higher Education Won’t Prepare You for Equity Centered Student Affairs Work – You Need to Seek It Out

by | September 23, 2019 As an alumnus of a Higher Education Administration masters program, and through my involvement Read more

What I Remember About Orientation as a Low-Income, First-Generation Student

by | August 27, 2019
You are poor. You are lucky. You are going to struggle. Among all the important, relevant inf [...] Read more

Considerations for Being on the Academic Market

by | July 24, 2019
"Why should we hire you as an assistant professor in our program?" As the anxiety of being on t [...] Read more

If You Want to Diversify the Professoriate, Don’t Scare Us Away

by | June 25, 2019
If life as a tenure-track professor is so miserable, then why do you continue? As a doctoral ca [...] Read more

‘Who Do You Know Went to Cornell?’

by | May 21, 2019
A few weeks ago, I entered a convenience store to purchase a portable pack of tissues and eye d [...] Read more

Redefining Merit

by | April 25, 2019
Following the college admissions scandal, countless thought pieces have addressed inequity in c [...] Read more

Any Person, Any Study, but at What Cost?

by | March 27, 2019
In an editorial titled “An Ode to the Rich and Legacies,” a current undergraduate at my alm [...] Read more

Theft, Shame and Guilt in Order to Get By

by | February 26, 2019
Over the past few years there has been increasing exposure to the harsh reality of what it is l [...] Read more

Learning How to Teach is Important – Even if You Don’t Want to Be Faculty

by | January 23, 2019
While not every student intends to teach after completing a terminal degree in education, I wou [...] Read more

‘The Best Dissertation is a Finished Dissertation’ Reconsidered

by | December 16, 2018
Throughout my time as doctoral student, there is one piece of advice that I keep hearing that i [...] Read more

The Mentorship That Keeps Giving

by | December 1, 2018
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to reflect on what I am most grateful for as a current [...] Read more

Why Representation Matters in the Professoriate

by | November 19, 2018
Research has shown that having role-models and mentors who share racial/ethnic identities can [...] Read more

Responding to Misconceptions of Being a Graduate Student

by | November 5, 2018
Sometimes I get frustrated with myself because I am unable to explain my experiences in higher [...] Read more

Navigating Bias Incidents on Campus as an Administrator

by | October 18, 2018
During my tenure as an assistant dean of students, I was involved in a committee charged with r [...] Read more

Recognizing the Importance of Access and Social Capital

by | October 8, 2018
Have you ever heard, “it’s not about what you know… it’s about who you know?” Unfortu [...] Read more
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