Dr. Larry Martinez is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Portland State in 2016, he taught Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management as an assistant professor at Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management for four years. Dr. Martinez earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Rice University in 2012. He also earned a BA in psychology and an MA in I/O Psychology at Rice.
Dr. Martinez’s work is focused on inclusion, diversity, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace. In particular, his work has focused on the experiences of traditionally under-represented employees including cancer survivors, transgender individuals, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation minorities. Dr. Martinez uses multiple methodologies to examine these experiences including surveys; lab and field experiments; and interviews, focus groups, and other qualitative techniques. Dr. Martinez is particularly excited about new work focused on engaging non-stigmatized “ally” employees in diversity initiatives.
Dr. Martinez’s work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and several other journals. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business and Psychology, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and Journal of Homosexuality. He has served on SIOP’s LGBT Committee and served as its chair from 2013 – 2015. He is currently serving as guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Vocational Behavior, focused on the experiences of sexual orientation and gender identity minority employees.