B.S. Stony Brook University
M.A.T. Science Stony University
Martin graduated in 2004 with a degree in Biology from Stony Brook University with the goal of attending graduate school to become a clinical scientist. Through his work as an adjunct instructor at Stony Brook, he developed a passion for science education and in 2006 he completed his M.A.T. in science at Stony Brook. Since graduation, he has been teaching grades 9-12 biology, forensics and chemistry at William Floyd High School on Long Island. In 2015, he was named a NYS master teacher and has had the opportunity to collaborate with teachers across NYS to develop content and best practices, contribute to educational policy as well as mentor new teachers in the field of science education. He is currently in the process of transferring into the Ph.D. program in science education at Stony Brook from Curtin University where he was studying blended learning environments under Barry Fraser Ph.D. His goal at Stony Brook is to study teacher leadership and how to improve teacher persistence in the classroom. In 2017 he was awarded the Stony Brook University 40 under 40 award for his achievements in the field of science education. Outside of work and school he spends his free time surfing with his son, playing drums and volunteering as a firefighter and rescue diver.