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Tomas Martinez, Ph.D.
Professor, Seaver College

Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.A., University of Michigan; B.A., California State University, Long Beach; A.A., Mount San Antonio Junior College, 1970

Dr. Martinez is a full-time faculty member of Seaver College who also teaches at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. He is a community psychologist who specializes in mental health systems research, cross-cultural psychology, and family violence. At Pepperdine, he teaches cross-cultural psychology and clinical practicum. Dr. Martinez's research interests include the fields of child and spousal abuse, cross-cultural mental health treatment, and high-risk youth and family intervention. He is a consulting psychologist to a mental health agency in the San Fernando Valley.



  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • 1996-1998 Commissioner for Mexican-American Education Commission, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 1974-1977 Ford Foundation Fellow, University of Michigan
  • 1990 Recognition for Service - Congressman Gary Hart
  • City of Los Angeles Commission for Children, Youth and Families
  • Los Angeles Children's Planning Council, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
  • Mexican-American Education Commission, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • State Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime, and Delinquency Prevention, California Youth Authority
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Injury Control and Violence Prevention Advisory Committee
  • California Hispanic Psychological Association
  • National Association of Hispanic Psychologists

Academic Interests:

  • Community/clinical psychology, community mental health, cross cultural psychology, program/organizational psychology, Hispanic mental health systems, child abuse.

GSEP offers a financial aid program that provides more than 75% of the student body with some type of assistance, primarily in the form of student loans.