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Dr. John Martinez

(940) 397 4280
Dillard College of Business Administration


Dr. John Martinez grew up on a farm in west Texas in the 1950s. Working alongside his many siblings - five sisters and five brothers -- he spent numerous hours in the cotton fields picking cotton and hoeing weeds. He learned to handle farm machinery early, driving a tractor at the ripe age of seven. His dedication to pursuing an academic career stems mainly from his desire to escape the rigors of farm life. He maintains that he has never worked a day in his life since leaving the farm. 

Dr. Martinez began his college career as a mathematics major; however, the pull of social issues was too much for him to resist. Economics provided the perfect blend -- a subject with a highly mathematical orientation and a social science perspective. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Texas (Austin) and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma (Norman). Since 1970, he has been continuously employed at the college level, where he has taught various economics and business-related courses. 

Since 1997, he has been a full professor in the Dillard College of Business Administration at Midwestern State University (MSU), where he has taught economics and statistics courses. In 2006, MSU honored his teaching excellence and service to the university. In 2012, he was named Hardin Professor, the highest honor bestowed upon a university faculty member each year.

At MSU, he served for 15 years as the full-time Director of the Bureau of Business and Government Research (BBGR). He conducted numerous impact studies that have had critical applications for local economic development. In addition to writing for refereed journals, he has contributed numerous op-ed pieces on various local and national economic issues for the Times Record News (TRN) of Wichita Falls. Local media consult with Martinez as an expert on local economic news, and he is a frequent speaker at community events.

Besides his love for academia, he treasures spending time with family, especially his wife Anna and son Michael. He is also a devoted Texas Rangers baseball fan.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Oklahoma Ph.D., Economics 1984
University of Oklahoma M.S., Economics 1973
University of Texas, Austin B.A., Economics 1967
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern state University Professor of Economics 05/11/1997
Cameron University Graduate Coordinator 05/11/1989 05/11/1990
Martinez and Associates Partner 05/11/1985 05/11/1985
Webster University Adjunct Professor 05/11/1982 05/11/1986
Cameron University Professor of Economics 05/11/1973 05/11/1997
Oklahoma Economic Development Administration Research Associate 05/11/1972 05/11/1973

Refereed Articles 

Friesen, D., Patterson, M. C., Harmel, B., & Martinez, J. (2014).  A Mathematical Model of Archimedes' Cattle Problem.   Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, 9 (1).  

Patterson, M., Harmel, B., & Martinex, J. (2014).  A Spreadsheet Simulation Model of Sam Loyd's Carnival Dice Game.   International Journal of Business Management and Economic Research, 5 (2), 44-52.  

Fukasawa, Y. & Martinez, J. E. (2014).  The Economic Impact of a Small University and Its Athletic Program on the Regional Economy: A Case Study.   Midwestern Business and Economic Review (49), 35-39.  

Martinez, J. & Li, Q. (2011).  Martinez, J. & Li, Q. Community bank Use of FHLB Advances across the Kansas City and San Francisco Federal Reserve Districts.   Southwestern Economic Review, 38 (1), 73-91.  

Martinez, J. E., McNiel, D. W., & Patin, R. P. (2009).  Community Bank Use of FHLB Advances in the Kansas City Federal Reserve District, 2002-2008.   Central Business Review, XXVIII (1-2), 17-23.  

Martinez, J. E. & Owen, J. (2009).  Income Inequality Trends in Texas: 1969-2004: Do They Really Matter?   Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 117, 1-14.  

Martinez, J., Patin, R. R., & Barger, J. L. (2008).  Impact of a Subchapter S Designation as a Competitive Measure: Small community Banks versus Credit Unions in Texas.   Midwestern Business and Economic Review.  

Martinez, J. E., Patin, R. P., & McNiel, D. W. (2007).  Viability of Commercial Banks in Dallas Federal Reserve District: Evidence of Relationship and Transactional Orientation.   Journal of Applied Business Research, 23 (2), 93-100.  

Martinez, J. E. & Fukasawa, Y. (2005).  Economic Impact of the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp on the North Texas Region, 1998-2001.   Southwestern Journal of Economics, VII (1), 96-114.  

McNiel, D. W., Patin, R. P., & Martinez, J. E. (2004).  Membership Diversity in Educational Credit Unions: Impact on Risk and Performance.   Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, xxx (1), 40-49.  

McNiel, D. W., Patin, R. P., & Martinez, J. E. (2004).  Occupational Credit Unions and Common Bond Requirements: Does Membership Diversity Impact Risk and Performance.   Southern Business and Economic Journal, 27 (3&4), 138-153.  

Martinez, J. E. & Horner, J. (2002).  Economic Development Projections for South Central Oklahoma.   Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 10, 14-25.  

Refereed Proceedings 

Full Paper

Martinez, J., Patin, R. P., & McNiel, D. W. (2008).  Community Bank Use of FHLB Advances, 2002-2005.   Academy of Economics and Finance Papers and Proceedings, 31, academy of Economics and Finance, 240-246.  

Martinez, J. E., Patin, R. P., & McNiel, D. W. (2007).  Transactional and relationship banking among Community Banks in the Dallas Federal Reserve District.   Academy of Economics and Finance Papers and Proceedings, 30, 175-181.