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Jennifer Martin

Assitant Professor

First-Year Writing Program


Ph.D., Northeastern University
M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston
B.A., University of Massachusetts Boston

Professor Martin has taught at both small and large colleges in Boston, and trained in composition and rhetorical studies as well as literature, specializing in Romanticism and the Enlightenment. She is a lover of writing, revolution, and engaged citizenship and the ways these things continue to intersect and remain relevant in today’s cultural products.

“Studying writing and literature is inherently interdisciplinary and an important part of higher education’s mission to cultivate an individual’s sense of self and community. English Studies naturally integrates professional preparation and creative and critical thinking. “

Professor Martin was Awarded the 2017-18 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Research Grant for bridging developmental writers to college-level outcomes; presented at the bicentennial celebration of the abolition of the British slave trade at the joint British Association of Romantic Studies and North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, (BARS/NASSR) Conference in Bristol, U.K.

She presented, “Integrating the language arts, information literacy, and assessment in the college composition classroom: can the science-friendly model of Peer Instruction play a role in composition courses?” at the 2017 New England Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Professor Martin is a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the New England Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCC), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC), and enjoys spending her summers writing fiction.

Professor Martin teaches Expository Writing, Literature and Composition, Literature and Film.

There is one very important thing that will push your writing skills further and faster than anything else: "Read."