Alma Boutin-Martinez, Ph.D., serves as Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Continuous Improvement (WSCUC Accreditation Liaison Officer). In these roles, Dr. Boutin-Martinez oversees and supports curricular planning; instructional design and delivery; student advisement; course; program; and university learning outcomes; course evaluations; program reviews; and accreditation self-studies; regulatory reporting; state authorization; institutional research; analytics; providing leadership and support to ensure the high quality and integrity of Fielding’s
Prior to serving in these roles, she worked for five years as Fielding’s Senior Institutional Research Analyst, providing data and analyses to support program evaluation, institutional and program accreditation, learning assessment, and institutional decision-making.
Dr. Boutin-Martinez has an M.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining Fielding Graduate University, she worked as a researcher for the Fullerton Longitudinal Study (FLS), an ongoing four-decade study of human development from infancy to adulthood. Dr. Boutin-
Martinez conducted educational program evaluation research for the University of California Evaluation Center (UCEC). In addition, she worked as an Instructional Design Consultant at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she provided guidance and support to faculty and teaching assistants in the Learning Management System (Moodle).
Areas of Expertise (7)
Educational Program Evaluation
Academic Intrinsic Motivation
Grant Awardee: Emerging Scholars Grant
(2013) American Educational Research Association, Division E: Counseling and Human Development
Grant Awardee: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Workshop
(2012) Association for Institutional Research (AIR) & Association for the Study for Higher Education (ASHE)
Awardee: Dissertation Research Award
(2012) Chicano Studies Institute
American Education Research Association (AERA) Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy Grant
(2011) American Education Research Association
UC California, Santa Barbara: PhD, Education 2014
Emphasis in Cultural Perspectives & Comparative Education Dissertation: Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Latina/o Academic Outcomes: A Latent Class Analysis
California State University, Fullerton: MA, Psychology 2008
California State University, Fullerton: BA, Psychology 2006
Event Appearances (7)
Fielding Graduate University’s Organization Development and Leadership Program with Learning Pool Suite (With Valdez, A. & Korte, L.)
(2021) Association for Talent Development International Conference Salt Lake City, UT
Survey Data Visualizations Using Tableau and Infogram (with Hilary Lyn)
(2018) Southern California Evaluation Association Hollywood, CA
The Effect of Parental Communication, Student Math Efficacy, and Math Utility on Math Achievement
(2013) American Educational Research Association San Francisco, CA
Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Mathematics Achievement: A Latent Class Analysis
(2013) Hawaii International Conference on Education Honolulu, HI
A Framework for Developing Long-term Public-Private Partnerships in Higher Education
(2012) Association for the Study of Higher Education Las Vegas, NV (with Yun, J. T., Rajvaidya, P., Marin, P., & Hunt, E.)
Towards a framework for not-for-profit and for-profit partnerships in educational evaluation
(2011) American Evaluation Association Annual Conference Anaheim, CA (with Yun, J. T., & Rajvaidya, P. )
Introduction to Latent Class Analysis (LCA) (with Baharav, H.., Gonzalez, A., & A.S., Dzhidaryan, A.)
(2011) Western Psychological Association Los Angeles, CA
Assessment and Evaluation of Online LearningHandbook of Online Learning in Higher Education
Hoey, J., Boutin-Martinez, A., & Gonzales, L.
2021 Rudestam, K. E., Schoenholtz-Read, J. & Snowden, M. L. (Eds.), Fielding University Press.
Exploring Resilience in Latina/o Academic Outcomes: A Latent Class ApproachJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR)
Boutin-Martinez, A., Mireles-Rios, R., Nylund-Gibson, K., & Simon, O.
2019 pp. 1-18
Parental provision of early literacy environment as related to reading and educational outcomes across the academic lifespanParenting
Gottfried, A. W., Schlackman, J., Gottfried, A. E., & Boutin-Martinez, A. S.
2015 15(1), pp. 24-38
Profiles of academic risk: Diversity among Asian American students (Book Chapter)Educating Asian Americans: Achievement, Schooling, and Identities
Ho, H-Z., Nylund-Gibson, K., Boutin-Martinez, A., & Tran, C.N.
2013 Endo, R., and Rong, X. (Eds.) Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.
Colombia (Book Chapter)International Education and Human Development: An Encyclopedia Part II: Systems of Education Throughout the World
with Wong, R., & Moreno, M.
2012 M.E. Sharp INC. | Latin America