Gloria P. Martinez-Ramos, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center
for Diversity and Gender Studies
Director of Latina/o Studies Program
Texas State University

Dr. Gloria P. Martinez-Ramos is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the inaugural Director of the Latina/o Studies minor and Director of the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State University.  Dr. Martinez-Ramos earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a B.A. in Child Development from San Jose State University, and an A.A. from Hartnell College, Salinas, California.  As a scholar, teacher, mentor, and leader she has mentored many faculty and students who have achieved excellence and success in their career goals. Her current project involves increasing access to health care for low-income Latina and African American breast cancer survivors in Central Texas and the impact that COVID19 on First-Generation college students’ learning.

Dr. Martinez-Ramos has received several awards: The Mariel Muir Mentoring Award, The Pardee Rand Faculty Leaders Program Fellow on Public Policy and Research, The New Leadership Academy Faculty Fellowship, The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies Women and Gender Research Collaborative Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award, the Excellence in Diversity Faculty Award, The Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Favorite Professor Award, and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Fellowship.