W. Gary Martin
Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor for Critical Needs in Education
Short BioW. Gary Martin is Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University.
His research interests extend across a range of issues in mathematics education, particularly related to mathematics teacher preparation, mathematics teacher leadership, and mathematics standards and pathways. He serves as co-director of the MTE-Partnership, a national coalition of universities working to improve the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers. He has been a writer on multiple standards documents from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), including Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making, and Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, as well as the Standards for the Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics produced by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). He was named AMTE’s Mathematics Education Teacher of the Year for 2021 and serves on AMTE’s leadership team for the NSF-funded “Get the Facts Out” project promoting careers in mathematics and science teaching.
He also serves on Alabama initiatives such as the Strategic Taskforce to Amplify Mathematics Pathways (STAMP), which is working to improve pathways from K-12 to post-secondary and the workforce for all of Alabama’s students as a part of the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences’ Mathematics Pathways initiative; he was also a member of the writing group for the 2019 Alabama Course of Study: Mathematics. Over the years, he has written and presented on a wide range of issues in mathematics education. He is the lead editor, co-editor, or author of 10 books, author or co-author of 16 journal articles and 25 book chapters, and presenter of more than 150 sessions at national and international conferences. He has been principal investigator on projects totaling over $10 million in funding and serves as a researcher, advisor, or consultant on multiple funded projects.
He is married to Marilyn E. Strutchens, endowed and distinguished professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and currently the Interim Department Head.
Ed.D. in Mathematics Education, 1986, The University of Georgia
B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology, 1977, Eastern Mennonite College
2002 - Present
Professor, Auburn University
2000 - 2002
Associate Professor , Auburn University
1998 - 1993
Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii
1996 - 2000
Director of Research, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1993 - 1996
Associate Professor, University of Hawaii
1984 - 1988
Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
1981 - 1984
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Georgia
1978 - 1981
Mathematics Teacher, Chesapeake (VA) Public Schools