Margaret Martinez, Ph.D.
13989 N Willow Bend Dr Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Tel. (520) 448-3304

Cover Letter

I am inspired today as I see that the latest advances in technology are making it easier to explore more innovative strategies and initiatives for personalized learning. Conventional strategies do not always fit future types of adaptive learning, especially with so many social, mobile and media influences. Learners fail when insufficient analytics and strategies fail to stimulate interest, goals, and commitment towards success.

My strategies, analytics and initiatives focus on demystifying the world of learning and performance by pioneering individual learning differences through personalization and adaptive learning research. Integrated with recent advances in the neurosciences, my learning solutions try to match and support the critical factors that influence how an individual can learn more successfully. This approach emphasizes the powerful impact of emotions and intentions on learning.

I'd be delighted to consider possible part-time Senior Learning and Development Strategist positions as a part-time consultant. Thank you for reading my cover letter and my resume. If I can provide any further information, contact me at your earliest convenience.


Margaret Martinez, Ph.D.

Professional Skills and Experience

  • Educational research, and measurement
  • Learner strategies, initiatives and analytics
  • Business and financial planning
  • Analysis, assessment, and evaluation
  • Leadership, management, and administration
  • E-learning, training and certification
  • Language abilities (German & Spanish)
  • Product design, development delivery
  • Program and project management
  • Professional sales and marketing
  • Conference management
  • Instructional multimedia design and development
  • Computer, networking & programming skills
  • Analytical, writing, and creativity

Learning Orientation Research at:

Peer-Reviewed Research Studies at:

Book Chapters, Publications, Presentations at:

E-Learning Guild Research 360 Report
"Measuring Success" (2007, Co-Author)

E-Learning Guild Research 360 Report
"Learning Management Systems" (2007,Co-Author)

Senior Strategic Learning and Development Specialist
Supporting Learners with Exceptional Personalized Learning Opportunities and Experiences

Experienced Learning and Development Specialist with top academic credentials who has high expectations and undertakes complex assignments. Uses excellence to ensure that learners receive quality educational experiences and learning success. Specializes in adult and active learning theories; online communities; and personalization for learning excellence. Applies strong analytical skills to assess learning and interpersonal skills.

Core competencies include:
Strategic Planning and Decision Making * Learning and Learner Analytics * Active Learning, Personalized and Adaptive Learning Solutions * Learning and Development Strategies * Instructional Design * Assessment * Learning Orientation Research * Worldwide Training, Certification and Education

Career Highlights / CEO, Chief Learning Officer, 2015-Present
Successfully use psychology and technology to promote and support individual learning success. Provide direction for strategic learning and development services and client relationships. Write about and offer personalized and adaptive learning strategies that identify, predict, and support individualized learning capabilities and a more competitive learning edge. Continue to support doctoral students with their personalized learning efforts.

The Training Place, Inc. / President & CEO, Chief Learning Officer, 1999-2015
Created innovative products and services for personalized learning. Designed and developed personalized e-Learning systems for fostering, measuring, and improving self-managed learning achievements. Pioneered learning orientation research and the development of personalized models and assessment tools. Conducted workshops on Successful Learning Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation. Supported many Universities and doctoral students with their personalized learning efforts.

Performance Dimensions / Director, 1995-1998.
Created instructional psychology and technology services, products, and programs. Managed a National Science Foundation's Expert Learning project and web site. (Worked on Doctorate).

WordPerfect Corporation / Worldwide Director, Training, Courseware, Conferences & Certification, 1992-1995.
Created and directed WordPerfect's (WPCorp) first worldwide educational department. Managed internal and external programs, services, and products for six international regions and twenty different countries. Direct report to the Senior VP Sales and WPCorp CEO. Worked with WPCorp's worldwide offices, coordinators, and departments. Ensured that the certification, conference, courseware and training organizations were fiscally and organizationally responsible (Budget $6M+ and 60+ staff). Managed instructional design, development, production, implementation, evaluation and delivery of multi-cultural education, training and certification products and services to WPCorp's global employees, customers, resellers, distributors, and training organizations. Liaised with worldwide coordinators and departments to develop and implement corporate-wide strategic training and certification plans. Supervised management of the WPCorp Conference Center and the WPCorp Training Center.

WordPerfect Corporation / International Director, Training & Certification, 1992.
Created and directed WordPerfect's (WPCorp) first international educational department and managed internal and external services, programs and products for twenty different countries. Integrated educational programs, services, and standards with WPCorp's international departments. Supervised training and certification programs, services, and products sent to international employees, customers, and training organizations. Worked with certified instructors and training centers, large account customers, third-party vendors, employees, advertisers, translators, and publishers to provide WPCorp products and programs.

WordPerfect Germany / Manager, Training and Certification, 1990-1992.
Working in Frankfurt, Germany, created Germany's first training and certification program. Planned, designed, developed, marketed, and evaluated training (product, sales, employee, and reseller) and certification programs and products. Supported WPCorp's training product sales and marketing activities throughout Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Created and managed the WPCorp Germany Training and Conference Center.

City Colleges of Chicago / Adjunct Professor, College Faculty, 1991-1993.
Helped many military soldiers and dependents serving in Germany meet their requirements for Computer Education.

Defense Technical Information Center / Senior-Level Information Specialist (GS-13/14), 1987-1989.
Provided research, program design, management, liaison, and conference support for high-profile defense and educational research programs.

Education Highlights

Brigham Young University Ph.D., Instructional Psychology and Technology, 1999
University of Southern California Masters Certification, Management Information System, 1986
California State University, Fullerton, Masters, Library and Information Science, 1978

Professional Highlights

  • Who's Who in the World 2005-2007
  • Who's Who in American Women 2004-2007
  • Who's Who in American Education 2005-2007
  • National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)
  • American Society for Training and Development / Dissertation Award 2000, Top Five Finalist
  • Association for Computing Machinery / 1999 Research Award
  • Graduate Research Award, SIGDOC Conference
  • Society for Technical Communication, Educational Research Grant, 1997-1999
  • Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association / 1998 Financial Stipend for Best Paper
  • BYU Educational Symposium, Provo, Utah April / 1997 Financial Stipend for Best Paper
  • Utah Valley Graduate Tuition Grant, 1997
  • Graduate Tuition Grant, 1995, 1996
  • Superior Performance Award, Defense Communications Agency, August 1987
  • Special Act Award, Defense Communications Agency, May 1986
  • Dept of the Army Commendation, Baumholder Military Community, 1983
(A complete list highlighting additional awards and commendations available upon request)

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Last Updated: October 2018

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