Professor and Zlotnik Family Chair, Department of Management
Additional Titles: Herb Kelleher Chair in Entrepreneurship Director, Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center
Luis Martins is a Professor, the Zlotnik Family Chair, and the Herb Kelleher Chair, at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Prior to joining UT Austin, 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.
Dr. Martins conducts research on the cognitive underpinnings of strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational change, team dynamics, and work performance. His research has appeared in several top management journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and has been covered in major newspapers such as the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He has won several research awards, including the Best Paper Prize from the Strategic Management Society Berkeley Conference on “Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution” and the McCombs School of Business Award for Research Excellence. Multiple studies have ranked him among the most impactful management researchers in the world.
Dr. Martins teaches courses on leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation, and change management in the McCombs School’s undergraduate program and Full-Time, Working Professional, and Executive MBA programs, and is a popular instructor on these topics in its executive education programs. He has won several teaching awards, including multiple Outstanding Professor Awards (selected by students as the best faculty member in the program) and EY McCombs Amplifier Awards, for “McCombs faculty who foster highly inclusive classrooms and provide students with broad and inclusive perspectives that prepare them to lead effectively in their jobs and communities,” from the Executive MBA and Working Professionals MBA programs. Also, he has been on the Faculty Honor Rolls of the McCombs School Executive MBA and Working Professionals MBA Programs and MS in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) Program in every semester that he has taught. He has provided consulting and executive development services to numerous companies, including Accenture, Applied Materials, AT&T, BBVA Compass, The Boon Group, Coca Cola, Dun & Bradstreet, Essilor, FBI Crime Labs, Friedkin, General Electric, HNI Healthcare, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Lower Colorado River Authority, McKesson, NASA, National Instruments, Ovare Group, Patni Computer Systems, Petrobras, Samsung, Southwest Airlines, State Farm, SXSW, Texas Mutual, Waffle House, and WEG Electric. He is also an active advisor to startups and growth-stage companies, and serves on several boards.