Dr. Ken Martin
Assistant Professor of Spanish
PhD in Romance Languages, University of Georgia (2012)
MA in Spanish, University of Georgia (2008)
BA in Spanish, University of Georgia (2005)
BA in Comparative Literature, University of Georgia (2005)
AA in Communication, College of the Sequoias (1998)
AA in Liberal Arts, College of the Sequoias (1998)
AA in Social Science, College of the Sequoias (1998)
Dr. Martin has several years of experience teaching Spanish language courses at all levels. He also teaches Hispanic literature courses and International Business with a focus on Spanish language and cultural issues related to business in Latin America.
Before arriving at Piedmont College, Dr. Martin worked on various projects. He assisted in the implementation of a master teacher /assistant instruction format where he mentored and worked closely with a new graduate student in their first year in teaching. He has also worked on a committee tasked with developing a writing assessment that sought to improve writing competency in foreign language learning for the Spanish program. He has provided service to the community by organizing, creating, planning, and teaching a basic level English course for Latinos in the Athens, Georgia area.
Dr. Martin has particular interest in Latin American literature and culture. He specializes in what he identifies as a new knowledge paradigm that is beginning to appear on the level of mass culture. He approaches this research through the lens of the development of human consciousness and its connection to literature. He also has interest in issues of Caribbean identity as well as Southern Cone nation formation. Nineteenth century narrative and Post-Civil War novels rank among his favorite Peninsular interests.