Welcome to the School of Education

The School of Education at the University of Redlands offers eight programs in K—12, higher education, and counseling. As dean, it is my privilege to work with faculty to Inspire more justice-related dialogue and action in California and beyond. It is this vision that compels our students to study alongside our talented faculty and collaborate with our many partners in the Inland Empire. I hope you will join us in our ongoing efforts to change and help redefine our social and institutional systems and structures. Please explore our website and the many videos to find an area where we might grow and learn together!


Mario C. Martinez
Dean, School of Education
University of Redlands

Mario C. Martinez
Dean, School of Education

Mario C. Martinez is the Naslund Endowed Dean of the School of Education at the University of Redlands. As a first-generation college student, Martinez’s range of personal and academic experiences translate into a commitment to work with students, faculty, and the school’s many partners to address the defining issues of our time.

Martinez joins Redlands after sixteen years as a faculty member and consultant and six years in central and departmental administration in both private and public institutions. Martinez grew up in a mountain community in Northern New Mexico and currently resides in Redlands with his spouse, Sara. They enjoy reading, attempting ballroom dances, and debating issues at the dinner table when any of their four children are in town.

More from Dean Mario C. Martinez and his partners

2022 Commencement Address by Dean Mario C. Martinez                                                 

Dean Mario C. Martinez & Dr. Conroy Reynolds on individual and organizational DEI

Multiple Intelligence, by School of Education Alumni Committee Chair, Sue Teele


The Science of Higher Education: State Higher Education Policy and the Laws of Scale by Dean Mario C. Martinez

Overview of Dean Martinez's Student Diversity Index Research with Isaac Martinez