Shane P. Martin
Shane P. Martin, an educational anthropologist by training and expert in
the areas of intercultural education, cultural diversity, Catholic
schools, and charter schools, was appointed dean of the LMU School of
Education in 2005 and dean of Graduate Studies in 2012. Dean Martin is
visible in the education community as past chair of the Green Dot Public
Schools Board of Directors, and a member of the Loyola High School of
Los Angeles Board of Regents and Teach For America Los Angeles Board. He
is a speaker in a variety of arenas — civic, business, and education —
and keynotes conferences in the United States and internationally.
Professional activities include serving as past president of the
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Education Council and
regular invitations to review articles and manuscripts.
In addition to honors in “Who’s Who in the World, in America, and in
Education,” Martin received the National Catholic Educational
Association’s (NCEA) Michael J. Guerra Leadership Award in 2005 and
Catherine T. McNamee, CSJ, Award in 2009, and the Loyola High School
Alumni Association’s Cahalan Award in 2008. He is a member of the
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of
Examiners and the California Committee on Accreditation Board of
Institutional Reviewers, and serves as a state commissioner to the
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He is currently chair of
the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest
Group (SIG) on Catholic Education.
Dean Martin earned his Ph.D. in International and Intercultural
Education at the University of Southern California, a Master of Theology
degree at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (JSTB) with a
specialization in Hispanic Ministry, and his Master of Divinity degree
also from JSTB. An LMU alumnus, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in
History in 1980 and holds his California State Clear Secondary Teaching
Credential. Before returning to LMU as a faculty member, Martin’s
classroom teaching experience included six years in middle and secondary
school settings and work in 17 Latin American countries.
Dean Martin’s published books are: Justice, Care, and Diversity: Addressing the Needs of All Students in Catholic Secondary Schools (NCEA, 2009), with E.F. Litton, Equity, Advocacy and Diversity: New Directions for Catholic Schools (NCEA, 2004), with E.F. Litton, and Cultural Diversity in Catholic Schools: Challenges and Opportunities for Catholic Educators
(NCEA, 1996). He has contributed to many peer-reviewed publications on
the topics of cultural diversity in Catholic schools, technology and
learning, social justice in education, and multicultural education. He
also has presented numerous scholarly papers, including those at the
National Catholic Educational Association, the American Anthropological
Association, and the American Educational Research Association.
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