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Jennifer L. Martin

Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Martin worked in public education for 17 years, 15 of those as the department chair of English at an urban alternative high school for students labeled at-risk for school failure in metropolitan Detroit. She is the editor of the two-volume series Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges (Praeger, 2011), which examines the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality for current and aspiring leaders from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Martin is also the editor of Racial Battle Fatigue: Insights from the Front Lines of Social Justice Advocacy (recipient of the 2016 AERA Division B’s Outstanding Book Recognition Award; Praeger, 2015),which contains personal stories of the implications of doing social justice work in the field and in the university. Dr. Martin has numerous publications on bullying and harassment, educational equity, and issues of social justice, including: Teaching for educational equity: Case studies for professional development and principal preparation, volumes 1 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and 2 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and Feminist pedagogy, practice, and activism: Improving lives for girls and women (Routledge, 2017). She is currently studying the development of culturally responsive leadership practices. Dr. Martin has been providing profession development workshops in Canton City School (Canton, OH) monthly for the past two years on Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading with great success. She previously provided similar consulting for Akron City Schools (Akron, OH).

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