Robyn S. Martin, MA

Robyn S. Martin Senior Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Honors College
Phone: 928-523-5533

Robyn S. Martin is a 4th generation native of Flagstaff. Her NAU roots run deep: her grandmother earned her teaching certificate from NAU (then the Arizona Normal School); her parents earned their education degrees from NAU. Robyn earned both her B.A. degree in English and M.A. with Distinction in English (Rhetoric and Composition Theory) from NAU, as well as a graduate certificate in Profession Writing. When she’s not hiking or running a trail on the Peaks, the high desert, or stretching in a bikram yoga studio, Robyn can most likely be found running a river somewhere on the Colorado Plateau. Robyn’s research and publications include contributions to Honors in Practice, the National Collegiate Honors Council journal, and ecological oral histories; some of her oral history was included in What Was Past and What Remains, a compilation of ecological oral histories gathered in Northern Arizona and published by the University of Arizona Press in 2010. She’s also been published in High Country News multiple times. She loves to teach in Honors and received the Outstanding Honors Instructor award in April 2011; she was selected as most influential faculty member by Honors Gold Axe awardees three times. Her curriculum specialties include argument, folklore and the supernatural, 20th century history, oral history, and popular culture, and place-based humanities courses that include field experience components.