Department of Foundations of Education
Gillham Hall Room 5000D
Mail Stop 914
Renée Martin received a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Dr. Martin teaches courses in sociology of education that focus on issues of social justice. Her scholarly orientation incorporates critical pedagogy and a post structural analysis of issues of race, class and gender as they relate the education of historically marginalized populations in the United States. Her work has appeared in numerous prominent educational journals. She is the editor of the text Practicing What We Teach: Confronting Diversity in Teacher Education by SUNY Press which was cited with a Critics' Choice commendation by the American Educational Studies Association. Dr. Martin is active in the American Educational Research Association, the National Association of Multicultural Educators, the Association of Teacher Education, the American Educational Studies Association, and the Research on Women and Education SIG of AERA. She is a past Chairperson of the national organization, Women Educators, and the past President of the Midwest Human Relations Association. Dr. Martin has been an active proponent of urban education initiatives. She served as the director of the Scott High Accelerated Program in Education that was cited by the U.S. House of Representatives for its excellence as a teacher collaboration and accelerated student development program. She has also served on the board of directors of programs such as EXCEL and as an advisor to various urban school districts on issues of social justice. Dr. Martin is the two-time recipient of the National Women Educators Award for Curriculum Development. She is the only person ever to have been honored twice with the award as a recipient in 2002 and 1996. She has also been awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Toledo, the Outstanding Woman Award at the University of Toledo, and was honored by the Eberly Center with its Outstanding Woman Award.