University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Kate Martin

Kate Martin

Education Specialist

  • Campus Phone: 612-625-3396
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  • Office: University Office Plaza Suite 400, Room 408


  • M.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • B.A. University of Minnesota, Speech Communications
  • Certification, Intercultural Development Inventory Administration & Interpretation
  • Certification, University of Minnesota – CCE, Project Management

Teaching Interests

In the International Teaching Assistant Program, I teach GRAD 5105, GRAD 5102, and Foundations of Language and Culture for Teaching in the U.S. – all of which emphasize the professional development of graduate students who are teaching or preparing to teach in a language and culture not native to them. I periodically teach TOEFL Test Preparation for the Minnesota English Language Program, and occasionally teach as an adjunct faculty member in Hamline University’s School of Education.

Current Projects

I am currently collaborating with the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance on efforts to internationalize teaching and learning through faculty and staff development. Additionally, I am working with colleagues in International Student and Scholar Services and the Minnesota English Language Program to disseminate findings of a survey of international undergraduate students about their experiences adjusting to our campus. Other interests I am currently pursuing include:

  • Signature pedagogies in the pure sciences and mathematics
  • Course design that integrates discipline-specific global learning outcomes
  • Online course development

Research Interests

I am interested in the studying whether the use of particular instructional strategies improves the first year experience of international students. These strategies include explicit communication of academic expectations and deliberate attention to integrating international and domestic students.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Martin, K. and Lindgren, J. (2010). Teaching International Students: Effective Strategies for Success in the Classroom and Beyond. Presentation at University of Minnesota, Morris.

Martin, K. (2008). “Do you know China?”: TAs journey into new territory for international education week. International Teaching Assistant Interest Section Newsletter, TESOL.

Martin, K. and Beers, B. (2006). Using web-based resources to teach pragmatic awareness. Presentation at ANUPI – National Association of University English Instructors, Acapulco, Mexico.