Linda E. Martin
Senior Lecturer, English
Contact Linda E. Martinlmartin1@coastal.edu
CSCC 165Office Hours: Monday, Wedneday, Friday 8:20a-9:20a; 11:20a-12:20p; and by appointment
Do or do not; there is no try” – Master Yoda
One way Martin has found to remain an effective classroom teacher is through membership in several professional organizations. Organizations like the National Council of Teachers of English and the College English Association publish pedagogy based monthly periodicals and weekly online blogs. Martin uses multiple methods of classroom instruction and offers a variety of assignments. These assignments, based in sound pedagogy, combine the “tried and true” classroom practices with ideas from workshops, conferences, journals, “water cooler” conversations with colleagues, and online discussions. Martin has found the blending of material from textbooks with material from sources like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Snapchat, Slate, Urban Dictionary, etc. helps students begin the process of thinking about issues from multiple perspectives.
Attendance at regional and national conferences such as the Philological Association of the Carolinas (PAC) and College English Association (CEA) contributed greatly to Martin’s understanding what other colleges and universities are doing in the field of literature and writing. One of the most practical benefits to attending conferences – beyond conducting the research necessary to create a solid presentation - was talking with fellow presenters at the end of conferences to exchange ideas Martin reworks for her classes.
Martin also co-authored publications to enable colleagues and students to better navigate composition and literature classes. These works include a chapter in Information Library Collaborations That Work. This chapter explained why successful research assignments need cooperation between research librarians and faculty members. Martin also co-authored the first and second editions of the First-Year Composition Guide used by the CCU Department of English. In the area of literature, Martin co-authored and presented the publication of “Theme Based Approaches to Teaching the Sophomore Literature Survey." Martin continues committee work and the development of her teaching craft through workshops, seminars and CeTEAL sessions.
M.A.T., Teaching, Coastal Carolina University, 2003
B.A., English, Coastal Carolina University, 2002
Science Fiction and Culture; Composition