Rachel Martinez

Rachel Martinez

Rachel Martinez
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Special Education
Phone: (361) 570-4280


B.A. in education, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1993
M.Ed., Texas Tech University, 1996
Ed.D., Texas Tech University, 2000

Published Articles

Carlson, P., Martinez, R., & Lasater, M. (2013). Student disengagement: A national concern from a local perspective. National Social Science Journal, 40(1), 14-27. ISSN: 2154-1736 Refereed

Martinez, R. & Barnhill, A. (2011). Impact of MP3 players on fluency rate of beginning readers. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 7(2), 167- 176. ISSN 1832 3669 Refereed

Martinez, R. & Young, A. (2011). Response to intervention: How is it practiced and perceived? International Journal of Special Education, 26(1), 44-52. ISSN 0827 3383 Refereed

Book Chapter:

Griffin-Shirley, N., Trusty, S., & Rickard, R.A. (2000). Designing unique instruction in orientation and mobility. In C. Holbrook & A.J. Koenig (Eds.), Foundations of Education for Children and Youths with Visual Impairments: Instructional Strategies.

Articles In Press:

Barnhill, A. & Martinez. R. (2015). Reading fluency for the iGeneration: A longitudinal analysis of the impact of MP3 use and teacher experience. American Journal of Educational Research- special issue entitled “Contemporary Trends and Issues in General and Special Education: Nationally and Internationally” (In Press) Refereed

Young, A. & Martinez R. (2015). Teachers’ explanations for challenging behavior in the classroom: What do teachers know about Functional Behavior Assessment? (In Press) National Teacher Education Journal. Refereed



Barnhill, A. & Martinez, R

Reading Fluency in the iGeneration: A Study of MP3 Use and Teacher Experience.


18th European Conference on Reading

Jönköping, Sweden


Martinez, R

Student Disengagement from a Local Perspective


International Conference on Education, Economy and Society

Paris, France


Martinez, R. & Barnhill, A.

MP3 Players and Fluency


International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

Balboa, Spain