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 (Educational Technology), 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
  • Currently Teaching

    HLTH 3305 90L - Selected Topics in Health Ed:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Leticia Deleon, Janet Martinez, Zulmaris Diaz, and Michael Whitacre. "Transformation or Resistance? A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers Engaged in Technology Integration," Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), May 2019: 1785-1792.

  • 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. August 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.

  • Leticia De Leon, Janet Martinez, Zulmaris Diaz, and Michael Whitacre. Transformation or Resistance? A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers Engaged in Technology Integration. Proceedings of the The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Catherine Faver. A Literacy and Empathy Program for Children in the South Texas Border Region, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, $3,000.00 (September 2018 - May 2019)

  • Leticia Deleon. Transformative Practice through Technology Integration: How to Leverage the CEP HSI Frames of Reference, UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration, $1,000.00 (September 2017 - August 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


  • Christopher Ledingham and Janet Martinez. "Assessing the Impact of a health education reading program on the development of empathy skills among elementary school aged children," American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo 2019, American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA (November 2019)

  • Leticia Deleon, Zulmaris Diaz, Janet Martinez, and Michael Whitacre. "Transformative Practice Through Technology Integration in a Hispanic-Serving Institution," 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (April 2019)

  • Kip Hinton, Leticia De Leon, Janet Martinez, Zulmaris Diaz, and Michael Whitacre. "Forging an HSI Identity: Institutionally-Supported Research and the Meaning of Hispanic-Serving," American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference 2019, American Education Research Association, Toronto, CA (April 2019)

  • Leticia De Leon, Janet Martinez, Zulmaris Diaz, and Michael Whitacre. "Transformation or Resistance? A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers Engaged in Technology Integration," Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference 2019, The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV (March 2019)

  • Leticia Deleon, Janet Martinez, Zulmaris Diaz, and Michael Whitacre. "Transformation or Resistance? A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers Engaged in Technology Integration," Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 2019)

  • Michael Whitacre, Leticia De Leon, Janet Martinez, and Zulmaris Diaz. "Utilizando la tecnología para fomentar el aprendizaje de maestros practicantes: Preparandolos para el salón dual," National Association for Bilingual Educators (NABE) 2019 Conference, National Association for Bilingual Educators, Lake Buena Vista, Fl (March 2019)

  • Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Christopher Ledingham. "RedRover Reader Social Emotional Health Program for BETA Implementation," South Texas Business, Education and Technology Academy, Edinburg, TX (September 2018)

  • Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Christopher Ledingham. "Info Session on RedRover Reader Social Emotional Health Program," South Texas Business, Education and Technology Academy, Edinburg, TX (September 2018)

  • Janet Martinez, Christopher Ledingham, and Catherine Faver. "RedRover Reader Social Emotional Health Program," PAWS Teacher Expo , Laurie P Andrews PAWS Center, Edinburg, TX (August 2018)

  • Patricia Buhidar, Janet Martinez, Catherine Faver, and Christopher Ledingham. "Engaging diverse learners and fostering empathy through reading," Region One ESC: 2018 Effective Border Schools Conference, South Padre Island, Texas (May 2018)

Current Courses

HLTH 3305 90L - Selected Topics in Health Ed:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses