Linda Martin

Linda Martin

Department Chair and Professor of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 342

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.

Professional Experience


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

  • Research
  • Educational Policy
  • Literacy

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Psychological Founda 630 800 0000 - 0000