We are excited to announce that Dr. Val has won this year's Adalizia Sosa-Riddell Mentor Award.
"The Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell Mentor Award is presented annually by the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos y Latinas in the Profession to recognize the exemplary mentoring of Latino y Latina students and junior faculty each year. The award is named in honor of Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell, the first Latina to earn a PhD in political science."
"Jesus Molinar, a graduate student at UNT, shares, "Dr. Martinez-Ebers guided my research interests to a path where I might satisfy academic curiosity but also that I might find success in academia as a professor to follow in her footsteps. It was she that taught me to think like a Latino scholar and that underlined the critical importance of being a part of the next wave of academics studying and teaching racial and ethnic politics.""
""Dr. Martinez has always made her graduate students feel welcomed at the University of North Texas, regardless of their backgrounds," writes Jose Raul Guerrero, a PhD student at UNT. "…As a mentor, she has gone above and beyond for her graduate students. She has given numerous car rides, professional advice, and has even helped find housing for graduate students. She always has and makes time for her graduate students. Any concerns or fears I may have, be it personal or professional, Val has always been there for me with solutions and advice. With her as a mentor, I have no doubt about my own success… Dr. Martinez has been the teacher that I always wanted, and the one I hope to become. ""
To read more, click here. Congratulations, Dr. Martinez!