After serving as an elementary classroom teacher in California and Oregon, and an English Language Teacher Trainer and E.S.L. Teacher with the Peace Corps in the Philippines, Dr. Susan Martin earned her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her dissertation was entitled "Fostering Students’ Participation in Writing Activity in Three Urban Classrooms". She taught for one year at Western Washington University in Bellingham before coming to Boise State University in 2003 as a faculty member of the Department of Literacy in the College of Education. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, Dr. Martin writes and presents widely on a variety of topics including elementary writing and reading instruction, music, assessment, becoming a teacher, and school/University partnerships.
Minding the Gate: Challenges of High-Stakes Assessment and Literacy Teacher Education (with Maggie Chase, Mary Ann Cahill, and Anne E. Gregory), The New Educator (2011)
As four teacher educators teaching a course associated with state-mandated assessment of literacy subject matter...
Navigating the Terrain of Third Space: Tensions with/in Relationships in School-University Partnerships (with Jennifer Snow and Cheryl A. Franklin Torrez), Journal of Teacher Education (2011)
Using theoretical conceptions of third space and hybrid teacher education, we engaged in a collaborative...
The Odyssey: Finding Our Way to Student Engagement (with Lee A. Dubert, Peter Erickson, and Heather Sinnes), InLand (2011)
Sharing Our Writing with Students: Examining Tensions and Questioning Our Motives (with Maggie Chase), Navigating the Public and Private: Negotiating the Diverse Landscape of Teacher Education, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England, August 1-5, 2010 (2010)
As two literacy teacher educators, we strive to model practices for teachers and teacher candidates....
Beyond the Test: Writing to a Prompt as a Unit of Study (with Maggie Chase), InLand (2009)
Contributions to Books
Using Genre Charts to Guide Planning and Writing (with Gabriel C. Horn), Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4-8 (2013)
Negotiating Complex Relationships in School-University Partnerships: Befuddled, Bewildered, and Even Bemused (with Cheryl A. Franklin Torrez and Jennifer L. Snow), Investigating University-School Partnerships: A Volume in Professional Development School Research (2011)
In this chapter, findings from a collaborative self-study of teacher educators working within professional development...
The Intertwining of Voice and Structure: Reflections on Teaching and Learning, Passion and Pedagogy : Relation, Creation, and Transformation in Teaching (2002)
Navigating the Terrain of Third Space: Tensions With/In Relationships in School-University Partnerships (with J. Snow and C. Torrez-Franklin), Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (2011)