Martin Joins MAEL Faculty at Mount Union

January 09, 2012

Dr. Jennifer Martin of Redford, Michigan has been named assistant professor of education at the University of Mount Union. She will be teaching courses in Mount Union’s Master of Arts in Educational Leadership graduate program, which will begin in the fall of 2012 and be offered primarily online.
Martin comes to Mount Union from Oakland University where she was a special lecturer in the departments of women and gender studies and educational leadership. At Oakland, she developed new programming, taught both introductory and upper level courses and facilitated the capstone internship program. She also served as the department head of English at Tinkham Alternative High School. In this role, she designed, planned and implemented curriculum for English language arts courses and taught various courses to an at-risk population. Over the years, Martin has taught college courses at Eastern Michigan University and Baker College as well as high school English courses at Wayne Memorial High School.
“I’m looking forward to working in a department that values teaching, encourages and supports research on educational equity and contributes to the creation and empowerment of leaders at all levels by providing various opportunities for leadership development in the classroom and beyond,” said Martin. “I welcome the opportunity to pass on the pedagogical knowledge I have gained over the years to help shape the educators and educational leaders of tomorrow.”
Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, philosophy and education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a Master of Liberal Studies degree in women’s studies from Eastern Michigan University and an education specialist degree in administration and leadership from Oakland University. In addition, she earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature from Eastern Michigan University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational leadership from Oakland University.

She is the author of Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges and has contributed chapters to nearly 20 books. Martin also has work published in Violence Against Women, English Journal, Third Space: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture and Information for Action: A Journal for Research on Service-Learning with Children and Youth, among other academic journals. Some of her research interests include gender equity, Title IX, school safety through social justice, sexual harassment, bullying awareness and prevention, women’s leadership in education and program development and assessment.

Martin is a member of the Association of Teacher Educators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Educational Research Association, International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment, Research on Women and Education and the National Council for Teachers of English.
About Mount Union’s MAEL Program
Mount Union’s second graduate program, a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership,will begin in the fall of 2012. The program, which is a two-year, cohort-based initiative, will be offered primarily online. This format will allow for educators to complete their graduate degree in a more timely fashion because of a class schedule that works well around their teaching professions. The program is hybrid in nature, offering an optimal blend of convenience and connection with online coursework during the traditional academic year and intensive on-campus summer residency semesters where students can meet other classmates and network with experts in the field. The University is now accepting applications at

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