Dr. Elaine D. Martin

Professor; Coordinator-General Biology I,II and Teacher Certification Program

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Department of Biological Sciences

College of Life & Physical Sciences


Contact Information:

Office Location: 112-D McCord Hall

Office Telephone: 615-963-5769

Fax: 615-963-7140

Email: emartin@tnstate.edu


Research Interests:

Distance Education, Evaluation and Assessment of Student Achievement


Select Publications:

2008 A Custom Lab Manual for Tennessee State University (BIOL 1111, 1121)

(1997). K-12 Distance Education: Learning, Instruction and Teacher Training. Article Published in Chapter on Learners and Learning, Martin, E.D. and Rainey, L. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University.

(1993). Martin, E.D. and Rainey, L. “Student Achievement and Attitude in a Satellite-Delivered High School Science Course. ”The American Journal of Distance Education, 7 (1), 54-61.


Abstracts and Papers:

(1998-1999). Project Kaleidoscope, Faculty for the 21st Century, Collection of Statements. Martin, E.D.

(1997). Conference Abstracts. The 18th ICDE World Conference at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Theme: The New Learning Environment: A Global Prospective. Martin, E.D. and Rainey, L. “The Effect of Distance Learning on Student Achievement and Student Attitude, A Longitudinal Controlled Study”.

(1997). Stratton, M. W. and Martin, E.D.  “A Review of Specific Collaborative Programs in Science and Mathematics.” Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 72 (1-2), 29.

(1995). Discussion Papers. Invitational Research Conference in Distance Education. Theme: Towards Excellence in Distance Education, A Research Agenda. Martin, E.D. and Rainey, L. “The Effect of Distance Learning on Student Achievement and Student Attitude.”



BIOL 1110,1111 General Biology I, General Biology I Lab

BIOL 1120 General Biology II

BIOL 3710 Methods of Teaching Biology

BIOL 4100 Special Topics

BIOL 4724 Student Teaching


Recent Honors and Awards:

2011 College of Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year

Member, TBR Teacher Education Redesign Research Taskforce  

Member, 2011 Inaugural Cohort, Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future (PCFF) Project, AAC&U

Team Leader, Biology Academic Audit Team (2010-2011)

Team Leader, TBR Academic Auditors - Biology Department, Chattanooga State Community College (2007)

Chair, University Wide Research Day (2004 – 2007)



BS (1981)                Biology - University of Montevallo

M.Ed.(1985)             Science Education, University of Montevallo

Ph.D. (1990)           Secondary Education – Biology, University of Alabama


Date joined Department: 1995


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