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Dr. Rosalee Martin

Dr. Rosalee Martin is a Professor of Sociology.  A 38-year veteran teacher, Dr. Martin’s classes have included Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Community, Social Welfare Policy, Marriage and Family, Human Sexuality, Interventive Methods in Social Work, Field Placement, Senior Seminar, Conflict Resolution, Addictions and others.  Her student-centered teaching has result in numerous teaching excellent awards, including the distinguish 2003 Piper Professor Award.

Dr. Martin was influential in getting the first HIV program on HT campus in the form of developing HIV literature to be included cross disciplines, training HIV peer educators and getting a HIV non-discriminatory policy on campus.  From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Martin collaborated with the University of Texas and Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Director of Project REACH (Regional Education for AIDS and Community Health).  In that capacity she worked with churches, social and non-profit organization to increase HIV awareness and prevention.  Dr. Martin’s area of research has been on the Black family, families on welfare and recently on global HIV.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Martin has a Master of Science in Social Work  and Ph.D in Sociology.  In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  The ongoing trainings necessary for her licenses renewals keeps her abreast of developments in her field and informs her teaching.

As a private consultant and therapist, Dr. Martin specializes in the areas of Conflict Resolution, Cultural Diversity, Violence, Self-Esteem, HIV/AID, Sexuality, Parenting and Addictions. Additionally, Dr. Martin provided prevention education to churches and other community organizations.

Dr. Rosalee Martin has made lasting contributions to society. She has served as a PTA president. She served on the TDMH-MR Treatment Methods Advisory Committee and was appointed by the mayor to the Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council. Dr. Martin has conducted AIDS workshops in Jamaica, WI and in South Africa Uganda and participated in HIV/AIDS seminars in Ghana, Costa Rico, and South Africa. Her numerous international travels took her toTurkey, Brazil, Senegal, Egypt, and St Thomas.

Dr. Martin is a published author of a variety of professional works related to her areas of specialization, children’s books, and pamphlets (several on AIDS) and has written a health column in the Villager.  Also a published poet, Dr. Martin has poems in many anthology with the two most recent ones being, Many Path, Many Feet (2010) and Experiments in Jazz Aesthetics (2010-University of Texas Press).



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Role: Professor of Sociology
Phone: 512.505.3098
Office: J-M 213