Julie P. Martin, Ph.D., FASEE

Professor of Engineering Education and Director, Engineering Education Transformations Institute

Julie P. Martin, Ph.D., FASEE

Driftmier Engineering Center, Rm 2128
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

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.

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2001
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1996
Professional Appointments
  • Director, Engineering Education Transformations Institute and Professor of Engineering Education, University of Georgia College of Engineering, August 2023 —
  • Inaugural Assistant Vice President Talent and Development, The Ohio State University (OSU) Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge (ERIK), Office of Knowledge Enterprise (OKE), July 2022 – June 2023
  • Inaugural Associate Department Chair for Graduate Studies and Research Infrastructure, OSU Engineering Education Department (EED), June 2019 – June 2023
  • Acting Department Chair, OSU EED, March – April 2021
  • Professor, OSU EED, May – July 2023
  • Associate Professor / Professor, OSU EED, October 2019 – 2023
  • Program Director for Engineering Education, Directorate for Engineering, Division of Engineering Education and Centers, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2017 – 2019
  • Associate Professor of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University, 2016 – 2019
  • Assistant Professor of Engineering and Science Education, courtesy joint appointment in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, 2008 – 2016
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2012 – 2013
  • Inaugural Director of Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Retention for the Cullen College of Engineering, Instructional and Research Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 2004 – 2008
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering Fundamentals, Visiting Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2003 – 2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2002 – 2003
Areas of Expertise
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Methodological activism
  • Social capital in engineering education
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