Larry  Martinez 

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Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management

Contact Information

201 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-4257


B.A., Rice University, Psychology
M.A., Rice University, I/O Psychology
Ph.D., Rice University, I/O Psychology

Research Interests

Employee Diversity

Employee Retention and Turnover


Stigmatization, prejudice, and discrimination across the spectrum of employment experiences (e.g., hiring, interviewing, conflict, turnover, climate, attitudes), particularly from the target's perspective and the role of nonstigmatized allies in reducing discrimination

Selected Publications

Sasso, T., Sawyer, K., & Martinez, L. R. (2013). The repeal of DOMA: A brief history, and moving toward workplace equality. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51, 190-194.

Sabat, E. I., Martinez, L. R., & Wessel, J. L., (2013). Neo-activism: Engaging allies in modern workplace discrimination reduction. Industrial and organizational Psychology, 6,491-496.

Martinez, L. R., Ruggs, E. N., Sabat, I. E., Hebl, M. R., & Binggeli, S. (2013). The role of organizational leaders in sexual orientation equality at organizational and federal levels. Journal of Business and Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10869-013-9293-x

Hebl, M.R., Martinez, L. R., Barron, L.G., King, E. B., & Skorinko, J. L. (2013).  How diversity ideologies influence LGBT employees: To be or not to be; and to see or not to see.  In K.M. Thomas, V. Plaut, & M. Tran (Eds.), Diversity Ideologies in Organizations.  New York, NY:  Taylor & Francis.

Hebl, M. R., Madera, J. M., & Martinez, L. R. (2013).  Personnel selection.  Handbook of Multicultural Psychology.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Martinez, L.R., Law. C.L., & Hebl, M.R. (2012).  How sexuality information impacts attitudes and behaviors toward gay service members.  Military Psychology, 24, 461-472..

Law, C. L., Martinez, L. R., Ruggs, E.N., Hebl, M. R., Akers, E. (2011).  Trans-parency in the workplace:  How the experiences of transsexual employees can be improved.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 710-723.

Ruggs, E. N., Martinez, L. R., & Hebl, M. R., (2011).  How individuals and organizations can reduce interpersonal discrimination.  Social and Personal Psychology Compass, 5, 29-42.

Roote, B., O'Shea, G., Kemp, D. C., Martinez, L. R., Waldrup, J., Buxo, N., Allen, K. R., & Raad, J. (2011).  LGBT Committee and allies outreach with The Night Ministry.  The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, 49, 113-116.

Martinez, L. R., & Hebl, M. R. (2010).  Additional agents of change in promoting LGBT inclusiveness in organizations.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology:  Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 82-85.

Curriculum Vitae

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