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Kimberly Martinez


Phone 715-232-2160
Office 330 Heritage Hall

Dr. Martinez teaches courses in reading education and educational psychology for the undergraduate teacher education programs. She also teaches courses in the Masters in Education program.

Brief Biography: I was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. After graduating from UWEC, I moved to Alabama and spent 17 years there teaching for the Department of Defense at the Fort Benning School District, Fort Benning, GA. After receiving my Ph.D. from Auburn University, I moved to higher education and worked for Troy University-Phenix City Campus. I moved back to Wisconsin in June of 2007 and began working at UW-Stout in August of 2007. My husband and I live in Elk Mound, WI.

Teaching Interests: Literacy Education and Educational Psychology

Research Interests: 

  • Effective strategies for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Improving vocabulary and comprehension through interactive read-aloud.
  • Using multicultural children's literature to increase cultural appreciation and awareness.
  • Effective strategies for online teaching.

Professional Interests: Wisconsin State Reading Association International Literacy Association