Daphne Martinez, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Company: University of Puerto Rico
Location: San Juan, PR United States

Driven by her love for teaching and her ability to motivate students, Daphne Martinez has thrived as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. With decades of experience behind her, she is currently responsible for teaching basic English, literature, interdisciplinary studies, advanced English, and secondary English to Spanish-speaking students.

To prepare for her endeavors, Dr. Martinez earned a Ph.D. in education and English as a second language from New York University in 2001, a Master of Science in education with a concentration in English Education from Syracuse University School of Education in 1985, and a Bachelor of English Literature from the University of the Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico, in 1983. She considers her doctorate dissertation, “Student Writing in an ESL Classroom,” to be her greatest career achievement thus far. Dr. Martinez was also proud to be recognized by Who’s Who Among American Teachers and to earn the Graduate Student Organization Award in 1991. She stands out from among her peers because of her personality, commitment to teaching, and wonderful students.

When Dr. Martinez isn’t working, she volunteers as a teacher at the University of the Sacred Heart. She also maintains affiliation with the Society of Puerto Rican Professors, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., the National Geographic Society, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and the House of Spain Andelucian Association.

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