Adjunct HDEV Faculty and Faculty Counselor
Joe Martinez has been teaching HDEV since 2001. He came to El Centro College in 2003 as a faculty counselor and currently serves as the Human Development coordinator. He is a counselor, advocate and mentor for many at-risk populations, such as students on academic probation, military veterans, recovery addicts and alcoholics and Latino males.
He is a licensed professional counselor , a board member for the Texas College Counseling Association and a member of Texas Counselors for Social Justice. He has received the Jean Sharon Griffith Student Development Leadership Award for his retention work with at-risk populations and the Innovation of the Year Award for the development and retention efforts of a required freshman orientation course.
He holds an associate degree from Mountain View College, a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate of the Leadership Training program and is in the Instructional Administrators Career Institute, both offered by the colleges of DCCCD.