Adjunct Faculty, Hispanic Studies
Born in Colombia, Carmen Alicia Martínez has extensive experience as a Spanish language teacher, counselor and administrator. She held the position of Assistant Coordinator of the Spanish Program at the University of Pittsburgh Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department for three years. She has a BS in Psychology and Pedagogy from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional from Colombia, post-graduate studies in music therapy and psychomotor reeducation in Barcelona, Spain, and an MEd in Higher Education Management, with a concentration in Student Affairs, from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently in the Doctoral Program in Higher Education Management with a Minor in Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. Along with her professional career in higher education, she has contributed to the arts and multicultural scene in Pittsburgh providing educational music-related workshops and interactive cultural training sessions in Andean music and culture for diverse student audiences at universities, K-12 schools and community events throughout Western Pennsylvania.