Honors Program Director,
and Professor of Sociology
Dr. Martha Martinez-Firestone is an associate professor of Sociology. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses that focus on a sociological view of economic issues, including topics like global labor markets, organizational dynamics, social capital, entrepreneurship and modern capitalism. She is also a quantitative sociologist, and teaches both basi
c and advanced statistics and research methods. She received her BA in Communications Sciences from Monterrey Institute of Technology, in Monterrey her Mexico. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economic Sociology by Duke University. Her research includes the topics of the role of social networking on the entrepreneurial success, evolutionary organizational theory and industry transformation, market dynamics on urban housing before, during and after the financial crisis, and the social effects of free trade in North America. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Case Research Journal, the Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Multilevel Linkages, the Handbook of Family Businesses, and the Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship, as well as edited volumes and Encyclopedias.