Nicole Yvette Strange-Martin, PhD
EdD, Reading and Language Arts, Temple University
MS, Middle Grades Education - English, Fort Valley State University
Dr. Nicole Yvette Strange-Martin is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Reading and Literacy Studies Program. For more than ten years, she taught undergraduate and graduate reading courses at Chicago State University (CSU) where she was an Associate Professor of Reading and Literacy. In addition, from 2008-2011, she was the Graduate Reading Coordinator at CSU and has also served as the Director of the Graduate Reading Clinic. During her tenure at Chicago State University, she worked as a literacy consultant in Chicago Public Schools. From 2001- 2007, she was the Chapter Advisor, Rho Chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the Honor Society for the International Reading Association. Dr. Strange-Martin also served as a literacy consultant with the Pleasont Group Reading Specialists, Inc. from 2001-2006. While earning her doctorate from Temple University, she worked as an Instructor and a Writing Center Coach in the English Language & Culture Department at Delaware Technical and Community College in Wilmington, DE and taught middle and high school English in the Christina School District in Newark, DE. She has over 15 years of experience teaching in educational settings.
Currently, Dr. Strange-Martin is the Newsletter Editor for Concerned Educators of Black Students (CEBS): A special interest group of the International Reading Association (IRA). She has published articles in professional journals and reading council newsletters. Dr. Strange-Martin also participated in the People to People Ambassador's Program‚ " Language and Literacy Education Delegation in China (Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, China). In addition, she was awarded the NEA Foundation Grant in Learning and Leadership to present at the Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Dr. Strange-Martin served on the Chicago Area Reading Association (CARA) Executive Board as well as other literacy boards and projects focused on closing achievement gaps in literacy.
Dr. Strange-Martin has presented at several International Reading Association conferences as well as state and local presentations, workshops and seminars. Her research interests include bidialectal literacy communities, family interactions (literacy traditions) and effective reading strategies for minority students.