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Stephanie Poole Martinez, PhD
Associate Professor of Communication

Phone: 512-428-1293


  • PhD in Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 2003
  • MA in Speech Communication at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1998
  • BS in Advertising at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1991
Why I Teach

I believe that good teaching begins with establishing a clear set of objectives and goals and then keeping students aware of their progress. As a teacher, I recognize that all individuals learn in different ways. I work hard to improve my teaching style every year to work with students more effectively.

I like being able to give back the mentorship that I experienced over the years. Through teaching, I try to inspire my students, and I am constantly inspired by them.