Nicole Martin
Nicole Martin
Associate Professor of Elementary Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 319

About Dr. Nicole M. Martin

Dr. Nicole M. Martin works with pre- and in-service preschool through eighth-grade teachers. Her research focuses on reading and writing informational text and building the foundation for disciplinary literacy in today’s schools. Dr. Martin teaches courses, conducts research, presents and publishes research, and serves as a consultant to schools across the country. For her teaching and scholarship, she has earned recognitions such as “Teacher of the Year” and “International Literacy Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award Finalist.”

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education

Teaches undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses in literacy education; conducts research; publishes and presents scholarship; facilitates professional development; and serves on doctoral committees.


Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, with a Specialization in Language and Literacy Education

Michigan State University

B.S., Science in Elementary Education, K-8 (Notation K-4) and Cognitive Studies

Vanderbilt University

Research and Publications

  • Martin, N. M. (2017). Writing on their own: Supporting kindergartners’ success during independent writing. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 45(3), 9-18.
  • Martin, N. M., & Lambert, C. (2015). Differentiating digital writing instruction: The intersection of technology, writing instruction, and digital genre knowledge. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59, 217-227.
  • Duke, N. K., Caughlan, S., Juzwik, M. M., & Martin, N. M. (2011). Reading and writing genre with purpose in K-8 classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Areas of Expertise

Disciplinary Literacy




Teacher Education

Other Professional Activities

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Seminar in Elementar 698 800 0000 - 0000
Psychological Founda 630 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE