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Jessica Martinez-Palacios, M.Ed.


Jessica Martinez Palacios


Jessica Martinez-Palacios, M.Ed., Raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Jessica loves to be referred to as a "Valley Girl". She graduated from the University of Texas Pan-American with a Bachelors in Sociology. Then went on to complete her Masters with two concentrations: Higher Educational Leadership and Administration & E-Learning Technology and Design from Jones International University.

She joined the University of Texas Pan-American as an Instructional Developer Designer where she was the lead trainer and designer for various programs. In addition, she coordinated with faculty in designing and developing online course content and learning environments to ensure continuous improvement of quality courses.


Moving to San Antonio in 2012, Jessica served at the University of the Incarnate Word (Broadway Campus) where she worked with various subject matter experts to create web augmented, blended/hybrid, flip classrooms, and online courses. In addition, she was the lead designer in the implementation of the first UIW Main Campus Online and Blended Course Template.

Further at the University of the Incarnate Word, School of Osteopathic Medicine she worked as an Instructional Designer and now currently serves as our Educational Specialist. She has over 15 years of experience in Adult Education and Instructional Design. She is skilled in Quality Matters, Curriculum/Course Design, Adult Education/Learning Theories, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Professional Development and Training. She is married to Conrado Palacios, Jr. and they recently welcomed a new baby named Ella.