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Luis Martins

Professor and Department Chair

Department:     Management

Additional Titles:     Juanita Dreibelbis Fellow in Business; Faculty Director, MS in Technology Commercialization

Luis Martins Headshot
Luis Martins Headshot

Luis L. Martins is a Professor and Department Chair of Management and the Juanita Dreibelbis Fellow in Business at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the MS in Technology Commercialization Program at the McCombs School of Business. Prior to joining UT, he was on the faculty of the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. He earned his PhD in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Dr. Martins conducts research and consults on issues related to innovation, change, and performance. His research has appeared in several top management journals, such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organization Science, and has been covered in major newspapers such as the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He has won several research awards and a 2012 study rated him among the top 20 in the world in terms of scholarly impact of management faculty who earned their doctorates within the previous 15 years.

Dr. Martins teaches innovation management, change management, leadership, and managing teams in the McCombs School’s full-time and professional MBA programs, and is a popular instructor on these topics in its executive programs. He has won several teaching awards, most recently the 2013-14 Joe D. Beasley Award for Teaching Excellence in the MBA Curriculum and the 2012-13 Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education at the McCombs School of Business. He has also been on the MBA Faculty Honor Roll of the McCombs School of Business for three consecutive years. His consulting and executive development clients include Accenture, AT&T, BBVA, Coca Cola, Essilor, FBI Crime Labs, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Lower Colorado River Authority, McKesson, NASA, Petrobras, Polycom, Powerwave Technologies, Rackspace, Samsung, Sinopec, SK Holdings, Waffle House, and WEG Electric.

The University of Texas at Austin | McCombs School of Business

Ph.D, New York University

MPhil, New York University