Carmen L. Martínez-López, Ph.D.
Office location: Classroom Building, Room 201
Department/Division: Dean School of Business and Professional Careers
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 currently the dean of the School of Business and Professional Careers at SUNY/Westchester Community College. Also, she was previously the dean of the Division of Business, Arts and Social Sciences at Bergen Community College.
From 2004 to 2014, she held a tenure-track position at the City University of New York (CUNY), Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). She served as the deputy chair of the Business Management Department at BMCC. As a CUNY Faculty Senator, Dr. Martínez-López was an active member of several committees, but her passion was for the Student Affairs Committee where she was the chairperson. On the University Advisory Council on Diversity, she represented the University Faculty Senate. In this capacity, she chaired the Proposal Committee for CUNY’s first Diversity Conference.
Dr. Martínez-López has been characterized as an active participant in issues related to Middle States and Achieving the Dream, not only at Westchester Community College but also at Bergen Community College. During her tenure at BMCC, Dr. Martínez-López was a member of the Middle States committee responsible for reviewing the assessment of student learning.
Dr. Martínez-López has published in The Journal of International Management Studies, The Review of Business Research, The International Journal of Business Research, and The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Martínez-López taught at Colombian and Mexican universities and served as the chairperson for the Department of Business Administration at Universidad ICESI in Cali, Colombia. Her career also includes extensive experience as a manager and consultant, where she designed and led the implementation of strategic management processes at Colombian companies.