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Kimberly Martinez

Department Chair / Program Director / Professor

Phone 715-232-2160
Office 101 Heritage Hall

Kimberly Martinez is the department chair for the Teaching, Learning and Leadership department and the program director for M.S. Education.

Brief Biography: I was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. After graduating from UWEC, I moved to Alabama and spent 17 years there teaching for the Department of Defense at the Fort Benning School District, Fort Benning, GA. After receiving my Ph.D. from Auburn University, I moved to higher education and worked for Troy University-Phenix City Campus. I moved back to Wisconsin in June of 2007 and began working at UW-Stout in August of 2007. My husband and I live in Elk Mound, WI.

Teaching Interests: Literacy Education

Research Interests: Effective strategies for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. Improving vocabulary and comprehension through interactive read aloud. Using multicultural children's literature to increase cultural appreciation and awareness.

Professional Interests: Wisconsin State Reading Association International Literacy Association