Professor and Chair
Jaime A. Martinez earned her B.A. (2001) in History from The Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. (2003) Ph.D. (2008) both in History from The University of Virginia. She is currently in the progress of earning her Graduate Certificate in Learning, Technology and Design from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Martinez published her first book, Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South in 2013 and occasionally give talks on slavery and military labor in the Confederacy and Confederate economics & politics. She currently leads the UNCP portion of a multi-institutional project to expand the Digital Library on American Slavery (http://dlas.uncg.edu/) and portion of the project focuses on finding enslaved people in the deed books of Bladen and Robeson Counties, and also on building curriculum resources for North Carolina social studies teachers that use the records included in the digital library. She is also the past chair of the North Carolina Historical Highway Markers Advisory Board, and was just appointed to a new Advisory Committee on Historic Sites for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
For photos and sample work, check out my website at https://www.jamartinez.org/.
Outside of the university, she serves as the Director of Children’s Choirs at Central United Methodist Church of Florence, South Carolina, and regularly sings at local churches as a soloist or supplemental choir member.