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Florence Martin Joins the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences as Professor of Learning, Design and Technology

NC State College of Education Professor of Learning, Design and Technology Florence Martin

Florence Martin will join NC State’s College of Education in the 2022-23 academic year as a professor of learning, design and technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

Martin previously directed and taught in graduate programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Cato College of Education and at University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Watson College of Education. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in educational technology from Arizona State University,

“I am excited to join NC State’s College of Education to prepare students for life in this global, digital world and create transformative and accessible digital learning solutions through my teaching, research and service,” Martin said. 

Martin’s research focuses on the creation of transformative learning experiences through the effective design and integration of digital learning solutions in both higher education and K-12 settings. She is the author of more than 100 published articles and book chapters and has received awards for her research and practice of online teaching and learning. 

Her most recent projects, funded by the National Science Foundation, have researched and supported K-12 learners in computer science and cybersecurity education. Her current projects include “Digital Safety Immersion for Elementary School Students” and “Advancing Cybersecurity and Privacy of Educational Technologies Used in K-12 Schools.”

Martin currently serves on the advisory council for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and as the Associate Editor for the Online Learning Journal and Education Research Review. She has previously served as the President of the Multimedia Production Division and the president of the Division of Distance Learning for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Martin to our College of Education faculty. Her years of research related to digital learning will help prepare our students for the demands of a modern-day classroom and with the ability to use technology to promote educational success for all learners,” said College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn.