Skip to page content
Return to Top

Vita

Education

  • Ph D, Texas A&M University, 2001.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering, Concentration: Control Systems
  • MS, Texas A&M University, 1992.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering, Concentration: Image/Signal Processing
  • BS, Texas A&M University, 1990.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Professional Positions

  • Dept. Head and Assoc. Professor, Tarleton State University. (2013 - present)
  • QEP Coordinator and Assoc. Professor, Tarleton State University. (2009 - 2012)
  • Assoc. Professor, Tarleton State University. (2008 - Present)
  • Asst. Professor, Tarleton State University. (2001 - 2008)
  • Lecturer, Texas A&M University. (1998 - 2000).
  • Asst. Lecturer, Texas A&M University. (1994 - 1998).

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Sigma Xi - Tarleton Chapter. (January 2004 - Present). Secretary, Fall 06 - Spr 08,

Courses Taught (updated to current course numbers)

  • ENGR 1100, Engineering First Year Seminary
  • ENGR 1211, Fundamentals of Engineering I
  • ENGR 1212, Fundamentals of Engineering II
  • ENGR 2321, Prin of Engineering I
  • ENPH 2448, Digital Design
  • ENPH 3314, Signals and Systems
  • ENPH/PHYS 4336, Solid State Physics
  • ENPH 4443, Linear Control Systems
  • ENPH 4386, Problems: Image Processing

Publications and Presentations

  • Denise Martinez. “Sustainable Assessment from the Course through the Program Level”, RosEvaluation Conference, Presentation, April 1-2, 2013, online.
  • Denise Martinez and Gay Wakefield, “If We’d Known Then…A Journey through a Monitoring Report”, Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) Conference, Presentation, Oct. 5-8, 2013, Memphis TN.
  • Gay Wakefield and Denise Martinez, “Communication SLOs: Assessing Teamwork Skills”, 13th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference, Presentation, Feb. 2013, College Station, TX.
  • Gay Wakefield and Denise Martinez, “If We’d Known Then What We Know Now…”, 13th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference, Presentation, Feb. 2013, College Station, TX.
  • Denise Martinez, Kelli Styron, Brad Chilton, 116th SACSCOC Annual Meeting, “A R.E.A.L. Campus-wide QEP”, Presentation, Orlando, FL (Dec. 5, 2011)
  • Martinez, D., Jacks, J., Jones, D., Faulkner B. and Bell, P. (2010). “Work in Progress – Recruiting Initiatives for Hispanic, First-generation Students”, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Oct. 27-30, 2010.
  • Martinez, D., Jacks, J., Jones, D., Faulkner, B., Bell, P., Mollick, G. and White, P. (2010).  “Work in Progress – First Year Retention of Hispanic, First-generation Students”, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Oct. 27-30, 2010.
  • Brad Chilton, Kelli Styron, Denise Martinez, 115th SACS-COC Annual Meeting, “Preparing for the On-site Visit: A Case Study of One University's Reaffirmation,” (Presentation, session CS-103), Louisville, KY. (Dec. 6, 2010)
  • Brad Chilton, Kelli Styron, Denise Martinez, 114th SACS-COC Annual Meeting, “The Light at the End of the Tunnel,” (Presentation, session CS-47), Atlanta, GA. (Dec. 6, 2009)
  • Denise Martinez, Excellence in Teaching Conference, "Keynote: Tarleton's QEP," (Presentation), Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (March 27, 2009).
  • Denise Martinez and Carol Thompson, 9th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference, "End of Course Evaluation Form: A Program Assessment Tool for Faculty," (Presentation), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (February 23, 2009).
  • Martinez, D. M., Smith, K. H., Positively Impacting Mathematics and Science Instruction K-16. Journal of the Effective Schools Project, 2006.
  • Denise Martinez, “First Time Accreditation of a Small, Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Physics Program”, Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference, 2007
  • Kathy Horak Smith and Denise Martinez, “Positively Impacting Mathematics and Science Instruction K-16”, Journal of the Effective Schools Project (Tarleton State University), 2006
  • Martinez, D. M., Smith, K. H. (2003). An Engineering and Education Interdisciplinary Learning Experience. Proceedings of the 33rd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
  • Martinez, D. M., Hibbs, M. F. (2003). Using Summer Camps to Motivate Rural Students in Science and Engineering. Proceedings of the 33rd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Martinez, Denise M. (Principal), Barker, Tommy G. (Co-Principal), Bell-Chacon, Peter (Co-Principal), Jones, Dennis G. (Co-Principal), White, Peter (Co-Principal), "Program to Increase College Opportunities and Successes," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $598,000.00. (September 2007 - August 2013).
  • Martinez, Denise M. (Principal), Rinard, Bethany Dawn (Co-Principal), "Engineering Camp for Girls," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $11,111.11. (April 1, 2009 - August 31, 2009).
  • Martinez, Denise M. (Co-Principal), "Launching the Texas Engineering Education Pipeline: Deploying the Infinity Project Statewide," Sponsored by Texas Engineering and Technology Consortium (TETC), State, $23,014.00. (2002 - 2007).
  • Martinez, Denise M., "Development of a Simulated Visual Servo System Using Image Process and Neural Networks," Sponsored by TSU Organized Research Grant, Tarleton State University, $13,643.00. (September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007).
  • Martinez, Denise M. (Principal), "Camp Activities and Course Reform," Sponsored by Texas Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Prep (TxCETP) Level II, Federal, $4,810.00. (2002).
  • Martinez, Denise M. (Principal), "Engineering Physics Summer Camp," Sponsored by TSU Organized Research Grant, Tarleton State University, $4,096.00. (September 2001 - August 2002).

SERVICE

  • Engineers Club Student Organization Advisor, (September 2003 - Present; when active).
  • SACS Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee Chairperson. (September 2007 - 2012)
  • Academic Assessment Committee Member. (January 2006 - Present).
  • Faculty Senate. (September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2009).
    • President Elect (September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007).
    • President (September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008).
    • Past President (September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009).
  • Presidential Search Committee Chairperson (September 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008).