Janet   Martinez

Lecturer I  

Office: BMAIN 1.306
Phone: (956) 882-5715
Email: janet.martinez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Janet Martinez

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Workforce demands for technology literacy
    • Workforce demands for technology literacy
    • The impact of technology in the cognitive development of children
    • Engaging technology tools and for instruction and assessment in an online environment
  • Education

    • PhD, Education, Walden University, 2008
    • MS, Computer Science, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2003
    • BS, Mathematics, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, 2001




Selected Publications


  • Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Patricia Buhidar. "The RedRover Readers Program," Proceedings of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley International Research Conference Monograph . July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.

  • Janet Martinez. "Navigating the Complexity of Blackboard ePortfolios," Proceedings of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley International Research Conference Monograph . July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017.

  • Janet Martinez. "El Impacto de la Integración de Tecnología en el Campo de la Educación," Hispanic Educational Technology Services VII, (November 2016).

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Language, access issues and other common issues and pitfalls in distance education," Proceedings of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley International Research Conference Monograph . July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016.

  • Janet Martinez. "The Technological Demands of Today’s Workforce," Academic Exchange Quarterly 13, no. 3 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2009): 204.

  • Janet Martinez. Employers’ Satisfaction and Perceptions of the Technological Skills Required for the Workforce. ProQuest, 2008.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Janet Martinez. Transformative Practice through Technology Integration:  How to Leverage the CEP HSI Frames of Reference , UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration Hispanic Serving Institution Special Interest Groups (SIRG), $1,250.00 (September 15, 2017 - August 1, 2018)

  • Catherine Faver. An After School Literacy Program for English Language Learners , Dollar General Literacy Foundation, $3,990.00 (September 2017 - April 2018)

  • Janet Martinez. Faculty Fellowship in Service Learning, UTRGV Office of Engaged Scholarship and Learning, (January 2017 - August 2017)

  • Janet Martinez. ADVANCE Administration Fellowship, UTRGV Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, (October 2016 - June 2017)



Selected Presentations


  • Patricia Buhidar, Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Christopher Ledingham. "Engaging Diverse Learners and Fostering Empathy through Reading," 2018 Effective Border Schools Conference, Region One Education Service Center, South Padre Island, TX (May 2018)

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Education and Health Professions," Professional Career Exploration Day, Rancho Verde Elementary, Brownsville, TX (May 2018)

  • Lecitia De Leon, Zulmaris Diaz, Janet Martinez, and Michael Whitacre. "Transformative Learning through Technology Integration," Hispanic Serving College of Education Research Initiative Final Exhibition, UTRGV College of Education, IMAS International Museum of Art & Science (April 2018)

  • Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, Patricia Buhidar, Christopher Ledingham, and Maricela Gonzalez. "Humane education for underserved and at risk children: ," Association of Professional Humane Educators, Orlando, Florida (March 2018)

  • Janet Martinez, Christopher Ledingham, Catherine Faver, and Patricia Buhidar. "Humane Education for Undeserved and At Risk Children: Maximizing Resources through Academic-Community Partnerships," Association of Professional Humane Educators Conference 2018, APHE, Orlando, Fl (March 2018)

  • Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Patricia Buhidar. "The RedRover Readers Program," International Research Conference of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, NAHLS, South Padre Island, TX (October 2017)

  • Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Patricia Buhidar. "RedRover Readers Program ," National Association for Hispanic and Latino Studies International Research Conference, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2017)

  • Janet Martinez and Christopher Ledingham. "Education and Health Professions," Professional Career Exploration Day, Rancho Verde Elementary, Brownsville, TX (May 2017)

  • Janet Martinez, Patricia Buhidar, Yuliana De La Cruz, and Araceli Porras. "Community Engagement Panel," UTRGV Engaged Scholarship Symposium, UTRGV Engaged Scholarship and Learning Office, Edinburg, TX (April 2017)

  • Janet Martinez and Estella Garza. "How to Use Engagement Zone," Service Learning Cohort 2, UTRGV Continuing Professional Education Office, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

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