Daniel G. Martinez

Daniel G. Martinez

Faculty 1964-2005

Dr. Daniel G. Martinez was the son of Mexican immigrants and was raised in the barrios of South Colton, CA. He was the first in his family to go to college, earning his B.A. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from UC Riverside. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCLA. His major field of research was in Complex Analysis.

Dr. Martinez was a full professor of mathematics who taught both undergraduate and graduate level mathematics courses and was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 1967 here at CSULB. He was instrumental in creating an interdepartmental program of statistics within the Math Department at CSULB as well as helping to design the course needed for the Masters in Statistics. Beyond his impact here at CSULB, Dr. Martinez helped elementary school teachers implement statistics into their curriculum.

A student of his, Ron Tani, described Professor Martinez as his “trusted mentor and friend.” Martinez spent much personal time and energy to make sure Tani was a well-rounded for his career. Martinez taught him not only to apply mathematics to his career, but also to apply persistence and ethical principles. With that influence, Ron Tani created this scholarship in memory of his mentor.

The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics expresses gratitude to all scholarship donors who continue to enhance the quality of education students experience at CNSM.


The Daniel G. Martinez Endowed Scholarship was created to help students excel in their education and be as immersed in their studies as Mr. Tani was able to be. The Dan Martinez Scholarship is eligible for an undergraduate junior or seniors who is earning his/her undergraduate degree in Mathematics.

Daniel G. Martinez Endowed Scholarship