Dr. Carmen Leonor Martínez-López earned her Ph.D. in International Business in the area of Management from the University of Texas – Pan American. She is Deputy Chair of the Business Management Department and an Associate Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. Dr. Martínez-López has written numerous papers, coauthored book chapters, and has presented at various international conferences. As a university professor, Dr. Martínez-López has taught in Colombian, Mexican, and U.S. universities. Her research interests include the managerial philosophies of the Latin American business groups or grupos económicos, cooperative enterprises in the American hemisphere, and international entrepreneurship.
Dr. Martínez-López has been characterized as an advocator for the students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. As Coordinator of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Program, Dr. Martínez-López has been instrumental in the BMCC/CUNY Student Entrepreneur Summit, which was launched in 2007, as a part of Entrepreneurship Week USA, an event organized by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and The New York Times along with hundreds of partner organizations. She institutionalized the event and is pleased to say that in April 2011, BMCC will be hosting the Fifth BMCC/CUNY Student Entrepreneur Summit.
As a Faculty Senator of the City University of New York, Dr. Martínez-López has served as an active member of several committees since 2006, but her passion has been for the Student Affairs Committee of which she is currently the chairperson. Dr. Martínez-López is presently working with the Student Affairs Committee to broaden the efforts of the Committee and guide the group in devising and implementing new programs to better serve the needs of all students.
Since 2008, Dr. Martínez-López has also served as Chairperson of the Hispanic Heritage Month. In this capacity, she leads a group of faculty, staff, and students in creating and executing a month-long celebration consisting of more than 30 cultural presentations, educational panels, and entrepreneurial activities designed to promote appreciation for Hispanic heritage and encourage solidarity of the Hispanic community.
In addition, Dr. Martínez-López served as faculty advisor to the Dominican Republic Students Association Club from 2006 to 2008, faculty advisor to SIFE Club since fall 2010 and faculty advisor to the Student Government Association from 2008 to 2009. As a faculty advisor she focused her efforts on fostering the values of honesty, ethics, integrity, and transparency in all Student Government actions.