David S. Martin

David S. Martin

David S. Martin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at Gallaudet University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration and higher education.

Amassing more than 55 years of professional experience, Dr. Martin is a prominent and celebrated figure in the field of education. He commenced his career as a teacher and assistant principal for Newton Public Schools between 1961 and 1970 and transitioned to a teaching assistant at Boston College beginning in 1968. He served as a curriculum director at Beverly Public Schools from 1970 to 1973, principal and curriculum director at the Mill Valley School District between 1973 and 1980, and chairman of the department of education at Gallaudet University from 1980 to 1985. Remaining with the university until his retirement, he subsequently held such roles as coordinator and undergraduate teacher in education, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, and professor of education until reaching emeritus status in 2002. He has been serving as a professional trainer in the Instrumental Enrichment Cognitive-Education Program since 1978.

A Fulbright Fellow at Open University and the University of the Witwatersrand, he has also served the hearing impaired community in a number of ways, including on the board of directors of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. He has maintained affiliation with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and Cape Cod Genealogical Society, where he served as president from 2011 to 2015.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to education, he has been a grantee of several organizations, including the Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of College Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing in 2006 and he was named Outstanding Genealogical Volunteer by the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium in 2015. Notably, he has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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Equipping Minds Profile

University of Massachusetts Boston Profile

Lifetime Achievement

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