As CEA’s Director for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jacqueline Martinez brings over 16 years of experience in higher education. Jacqueline’s unique background is an asset to CEA, as she has experience with university operations in the areas of admissions, student services, student affairs, financial aid, student government, judicial affairs, academic affairs, operational strategic planning & assessment, self-studies & site visits, preparing for accreditation approvals (initial and renewal), international operations including F-1 & J-1 student status, and managing campus operations.
Dr. Martinez is also a university professor; she teaches first-year experience courses and master’s level courses in field of Industrial Organizational Psychology. Jacqueline is passionate about student retention, the student experience, assessment, academic operations, and understanding generational behaviors in higher education. Jacqueline holds a BS in Business Administration, MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership -- Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her dissertation was titled Creating the DNA for Organizational Longevity: Understanding Generational Behaviors in Higher Education.
Alex Henderson is CEA’s Associate Academic Coordinator. In addition to supporting the Academic Team in day-to-day operations, Alex is responsible for the organization and logistics of all CEA transcripts. Alex previously worked as a CEA Admissions Counselor before moving to the Academic Team.
Alex is an alumni of the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, where he earned a B.A. in History. He is currently candidate for a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University.
Alex lived in Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom. For future travel destinations, Morocco and Argentina top the list!