Department Chair and Professor of Elementary Education
About Linda E. Martin
Dr. Martin has 24 years professional experience as and an educator and researcher at Ball State University. During her tenure at BSU, she has published widely in national journals such as the Journal of Staff Development, Literacy Research and Instruction, The Educational Forum, Reading Psychology: An International Journal, Journal of School Leadership Journal of Educational Research and Practice, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Young Children, Childhood Education, The Reading Teacher, The Teacher Educator. Her research has focused primarily on students’ literacy development, teachers’ professional development, and educational policy. Dr. Martin is also lead editor for the Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12, an extensive reference for educators across different fields.
Dr. Martin has had a variety of professional opportunities at Ball State University. Dr. Martin’s professional experience includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as guiding doctoral studies. She spent seven years as a professional development liaison for Ball State University. At that time, she worked with her BSU students and the educators at Wes Del Elementary in the Harrison/Washington Township. Dr. Martin co-directed two large external grants focused on school improvement in literacy instruction over a two year period. She has also taken students abroad for international studies. Since 2014, she has directed the graduate (masters and doctoral) programs in the Department of Elementary Education. For the Teachers College, she is co-editor of a tier 1 research journal, The Teacher Educator.
Director of Graduate Programs
Co-Editor, The Teacher Educator
Ed.D., Reading Education
Brigham Young University, 1994
M.Ed., Secondary Education
Utah State University, 1987
B.S., Elementary Education
Utah State University, 1980
Research and Publications
Martin, L., Kragler, S., & Frasier, D. (2017). Professional development and educational policy: A comparison of two fields in education, Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 7 (1), 60-73.
Kragler, S., & Martin, L. (2015). Investigating young children’s use of reading strategies: A longitudinal study, Reading Psychology: An International Journal
Martin, L., & Kragler, S. (2012). Early signs of self-regulating print: Kindergarteners at work reading to understand fiction and nonfiction, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 26 (2), 141-153.
Areas of Expertise
- Educational Policy