Julie P. Martin, Ph.D., FASEE is the Director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) and a Professor of Engineering Education. Dr. Martin’s professional mission is to create environments that elevate and expand the engineering education and research communities. Dr. Martin’s scholarship centers on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She advocates for methodological activism, which leverages research methods to empower marginalized individuals and communities and includes participant-centered and asset-based approaches to research. She was a 2009 National Science Foundation CAREER awardee, and her CAREER-funded work was the first to operationalize social capital for engineering education. She is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, where her vision is to create a culture of constructive review for academic publishing.
Dr. Martin is a former National Science Foundation program director, where she served in the Engineering Education and Centers Division (Directorate for Engineering) from 2017-2019. In 2018, she worked on an interagency group headed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to write the 5-Year STEM Education Strategic Plan for the federal government.
Dr. Martin is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Over the last 20 years, she has held a variety of national leadership positions in ASEE and Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), including national president of WEPAN. She has been recognized by both organizations for her distinguished service.