Faculty Profile

Valerie Martinez-Ebers

Title
Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Ohio State University, 1990.
Major: Political Science/ "Senior Citizens as an Emerging Force in American Politics"
MPA, University of North Texas, 1983.
Major: Public Administration
BS, University of North Texas, 1980.
Major: Education, Summa cum Laude

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3104.001, Race and Ethnic Politics, Fall 2022
PSCI 3104.201, Race and Ethnic Politics, Fall 2022
PSCI 3102.001, U.S. Immigration Policy, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 4953.002, Capstone Internship, Spring 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 2315.002, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3101.001, Latino Politics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2022
PSCI 6900.735, Special Problems, Spring 2022
PSCI 6175.001, Minority Political Behavior and Representation, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.001, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2021
PSCI 6900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2021
PSCI 3996.004, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Spring 2021
PSCI 2315.002, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.719, Individual Research, Spring 2021
PSCI 3101.001, Latino Politics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.727, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PSCI 6930.719, Individual Research, Fall 2020
PSCI 3101.001, Latino Politics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3101.002, Latino Politics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSCI 6900.739, Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSCI 6930.701, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2020
PSCI 2315.002, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.005, Topics in American Government, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.719, Individual Research, Fall 2019
PSCI 6175.001, Minority Political Behavior and Representation, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2019
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Fall 2019
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.008, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.005, Topics in American Government, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2315.001, Honors US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5175.001, Minority Political Behavior and Representation, Spring 2017 SPOT
PSCI 1010.001, Politics and Pop Culture, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Fall 2016
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Spring 2016
PSCI 1041.001, Honors American Government, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.727, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Fall 2015
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Summer 5W1 2015
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Spring 2015
PSCI 5050.001, Seminar in American Government and Politics, Spring 2015
PSCI 5050.600, Seminar in American Government and Politics, Spring 2015
PSCI 4900.727, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PSCI 1010.001, Politics and Pop Culture, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.701, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2014
PSCI 4953.001, Capstone Internship, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.727, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.006, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.008, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 5900.727, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.720, Practicum, Summer 10W 2010
PSCI 6940.719, Practicum, Spring 2010
PSCI 5050.001, Seminar in American Government and Politics, Spring 2010
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2009
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Spring 2009
PSCI 3100.006, Topics in American Government, Fall 2008

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Calfano, B. R., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Ramusovic, A. (2021). The American Professor Pundit: Academics in the World of US Political Media. Palgrave. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030708764
Ebers, V. J. (2020). Human Relations Commissions: Relieving Racial Tensions in the American City, NYC: Columbia University Press.. 320. New York City: Colombia University Press. https://cup.columbia.edu/book/human-relations-commissions/9780231191012
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2011). Published January 2012 Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2010). Latino Lives in America: Making It Home..
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2009). Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Religion: Identity Politics in America.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2008). Politicas: Latina Trailblazers in the Texas Political Arena.
Book Chapter
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Calfano, B. R., Ramusovic, A., Slocum, P. R. (2021). Professor Punditry: The Performance. The American Professor Pundit: Academics in the World of US Political Media. 1, 266. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gp
Nunez-Janes, M. E., Combes, B. H., Re Cruz, A., Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2018). “La Colectiva: Peer Mentoring on the Path to Thrival”. Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics: Bravery, Vulnerability, and Resistance.. United Kingdom: Routledge.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Bejarano, C., Shields, T., Maxwell, A. (2017). Latina Mobilization: A Strategy for Increasing the Political Participation for Latino Families. The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics. Palgrave Macmillan.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2010). "Reexamining the Effect of Electoral Structure on Representation: Latino Education Politics, 1986 and 2001," in David L. Leal and Kenneth J. Meier, The Politics of Hispanic Education Revisited . </p>.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2008). "Representing Gender and Ethnicity: Strategic Intersectionality.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2007). "We've come A Long Way but Not Far Enough: The Status of Latinos and Latino Politics Research in Political Science,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1998). "Comparing Public Choice with Private Voucher Programs in San Antonio.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1996). "The Impact of Thematic Schools of Choice in San Antonio.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1996). "Unfulfilled Expectations for Political Gains in Texas".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1995). "Private School Choice in San Antonio.".
Journal Article
Branton, R. P., Carey, T. E., Martinez-Ebers, V. J. Lethal Engagement: The Relationship of Exposure to Police Violence and External Political Efficacy (First Listing). Political Behavior.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P. (2021). “Bringing People Together: Improving Intergroup Relations via Group Identity Cues.” Urban Affairs Review. Published online before print June 9, 2019, doi.org/10.1177/1078087419853390. Urban Affairs Review. 57(1), 104-127. Sage.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P., Calfano, B. R. The Impact of Subjective Social Position on Public Evaluations of Police. Social Science Quarterly.
Silva, A., Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P. (2020). Perceived police performance, racial experiences, and trust in local government. Politics, Groups and Identities.
Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P., King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2020). Violence, Trust and Public Support for the Colombian Peace Agreement. Social Science Quarterly. 101(4), 1236-1254.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2016). Local Control and Realities in the Relationship Between IRBs and Political Science Research. PS: Political Science & Politics.
Carey, T. E., Matsubayashi, T., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Paolino, P. O. (2016). ¿Eres Amigo o Enemigo? Contextual Determinants of Latinos’ Perceived Competition with African-Americans. Urban Affairs Review. 52(2), 155-181.
Branton, R. P., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Carey, T. E., Matsubayashi, T. (2015). "Social Protest and Policy Attitudes: The Case of the 2006 Immigration Rallies". American Journal of Political Science. 59(2), 390-402.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Carey, T. E., Branton, R. P. (2014). The Influence of Social Protest on Issue Salience Among Latinos. Political Research Quarterly. 67(3), .
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Carey, T. E., Branton, R. P., Matsubayashi, T. (2013). The Determinants and Political Consequences of Latinos' Perceived Intra-Group Competition. Politics, Groups and Identities. 1(3), 311-328.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Bowler, S., Kaufman-Osborn, T. (2013). How PGI Came to be.... Politics, Groups and Identities. 1(1), .
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2008). "Should They Dance with the One Who Brung 'Em?' Latinos and the 2008 Presidential Election,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2007). "Gender and Ethnicity: Patterns of Representation and Advocacy Among Latina and Latino Legislators".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2006). "Su Casa Es Nuestra Casa: Latino Politics Research and the Development of American Political Science,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2004). "Civic Socialization in Public and Fundamentalist Schools,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2004). "The Politics of Latino Education: the Biases of At-Large Elections".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2001). "Teaching Tolerance in Public and Private Schools,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2000). "Latino Interests in Education, Health and Criminal Justice Policy,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2000). "Special Report: An Update on the Status of Latinos y Latinas: What the Profession Should Be Doing,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1998). "Equity, Diversity and Tolerance in Education,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1998). "Liberal Equity in Education: A Comparison of Choice Options,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1997). "Using Monetary Incentives with Hard-To-Reach Populations in Panel Surveys,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1995). "More on Consequences,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1995). "San Antonio School Choice Project: Overview of Findings for 1992-93.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1995). "The Consequences of School Choice: Who Leaves and Who Stays in the Inner City,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1994). "Who Chooses and Why: A Look at Five School Choice Plans,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1993). "Fredric Austin Ogg.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1993). "Pendleton Herring.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1992). " Latinos and the 1992 Elections in Texas: High Expectations for Political Gains,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1992). "Geriatric Education Centers in the Southwest: A Resource for the Region,".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1987). "Report of the Managing Editor of the American Political Science Review, 1986-87.".
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (1981). "Legal Services for the Poor: Resources, Problems and Strategies.".
Newspaper
Branton, R. P., Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2019). “Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes” Washington Post Monkey Cage, March 22, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/22/trumps-rhetoric-does-inspire-more-hate-crimes/. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/22/trumps-rhetoric-does-inspire-more-hate-crimes/
Washington Post Article
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2012). Five Myths About Latino Voters. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-latino-voters/2012/10/05/c61d5bc8-0271-11e2-8102-ebee9c66e190_story.html?utm_term=.cf44ce3dcf15

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Calfano, B., "Human Relations in Cincinnati," Sponsored by Cincinnati United Front, Local, $12000 Funded. (January 2018January 2019).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Human Relations in Pittsburgh," Sponsored by City of Pittsburgh, Local, $25000 Funded. (November 2016November 2016).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Human Relations in Los Angeles," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $25000 Funded. (July 2015July 2015).
Carey, T. E., Branton, R. P., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., "Center for Immigration Studies," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (20112011).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., "Media Coverage of Immigration," Sponsored by Immigation Studies Center, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (July 2011July 2011).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., "Media Coverage of Immigration," Sponsored by Spanish Language Media Center, University of North Texas, $7000 Funded. (December 2010December 2010).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Rhode Island Foundation, Private, $150000 Funded. (20062006).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Joyce Foundation, Private, $200000 Funded. (20052005).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Texas A&M University, State, $80000 Funded. (20052005).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey Contextual Database," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $203600 Funded. (20052005).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Carnegie Foundation, Private, $200000 Funded. (20042004).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Ford Foundation, Private, $200000 Funded. (20042004).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Irvine Foundation, Private, $150000 Funded. (20042004).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey," Sponsored by Russell Sage, Private, $200000 Funded. (20042004).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Latino National Survey Start-up," Sponsored by Hewlett Foundation, Private, $125000 Funded. (20022002).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "Modeling Student's Political Tolerance & Democratic Norms," Sponsored by Spencer Foundation, Private, $27600 Funded. (19991999).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "San Antonio Educational Choice," Sponsored by Walton Foundation, Private, $15000 Funded. (19961996).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "San Antonio Educational Choice," Sponsored by Spencer Foundation, Private, $11000 Funded. (19941994).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Principal), "Research Opportunity Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, Private, $3000 Funded. (19921992).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Other), "San Antonio Educational Choice," Sponsored by Covenant Foundation, Private, $10000 Funded. (19921992).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Principal), "San Antonio Educational Choice," Sponsored by Ewing Hasell Foundation, Private, $20000 Funded. (19921992).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Principal), "San Antonio Educational Choice," Sponsored by U.S. Dept. Education, Federal, $88000 Funded. (19921992).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), "San Antonio Educational Choice," Sponsored by USAA, Federal, $10000 Funded. (19921992).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, Funded. (19911991).
Grant - Service
Ragland, C. A. (Supporting), Castro, D. (Principal), Martinez-Ebers, V. (Supporting), "Third International Conference of Research Faculty on the Arts and Cultures," Sponsored by Global Venture Fund, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (December 18, 2019November 13, 2020).
Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (Co-Principal), Guerrero, M. (Co-Principal), "Looking Back and Moving Forward: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Latino Caucus in Political Science," Sponsored by American Political Science Association, Other, $26500 Funded. (August 29, 2018).
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Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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