Emporia State University Physics MS, 2016-present *just for fun
Kansas State University Biology PhD, 2014
Ball State University Aquatic Biology & Fisheries BS, 2009 cum laude
2019-present Instructor, Emporia State University
2017-present Contracted Author for
American Printing House for the Blind
2015-2019 Biology Laboratory Coordinator, Emporia State University
2013-present Chief Science Correspondent, Fish Nerds podcast
2012-2013 Fellow, Kansas State University and National Science Foundation STEM Education Program Grant
2008-2009 Fellow, Ball State University Honors
North American Native Fishes
Association, since 2018
The Skeptics Society, since 2017
Emporia Amateur Radio Society, since 2016
American Society of Ichthyologists
and Herpetologists, since 2016
Society for Freshwater Science, since 2007
2018, High Impact Learning Grant
2018, VWR Charitable Foundation
2018, Kathrine K. White Faculty Incentive Grant
2017, fall Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant
2017, High Impact Learning Grant
2017, spring Faculty Research and
Creative Activities Grant
2011, spring Kansas State University Travel Grant
2010, Kansas Academy of Science Grant
2008-2009, Ball State University Honors Fellow/ Student Research Grant
Large-scale fish and habitat sampling and surveys; large and small scale experimental manipulation in controlled units and in situ; collaboration with a network of scientists (long- term ecological research stations, LTER); boat electrofishing on large rivers; backpack electrofishing small streams; aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling; identification and analysis; stream metabolism; univariate and multivariate statistical analyses; water chemistry; fish diet analysis; stable isotope analysis; stream organic matter processing; algal biomass analysis (fluorometry); clear and stain technique for vertebrates; aquatic microplastic preparation and quantification; spectroscopy; emission spectra; managing graduate student teachers; organization of laboratory equipment; ordering laboratory supplies; hazardous waste management; interdisciplinary collaboration; communication; podcasting; outreach; and public relations.
The American Biology Teacher
American Midland Naturalist
Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science
GUEST SPEAKERS and INTERVIEWS
April 2019. Jonathan Balcombe. Interviewed for Fish Nerds podcast. Biologist with a PhD in ethology, the study of animal behavior. He is the author of four popular science books on the inner lives of animals, including Pleasurable Kingdom, Second Nature, and What a Fish Knows, a New York Times best-seller. He has published over 60 scientific papers and book chapters on animal behavior and animal protection. Formerly Department Chair for Animal Studies with the Humane Society University, and Director of Animal Sentience with The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, Jonathan works as an independent author, and performs editing services for aspiring and established authors. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Animal Sentience, and he teaches a course in animal sentience for the Viridis Graduate Institute.
November 2018. Ret Talbot. Guest speaker for GB459/859 Alternative Facts course. Award- winning freelance investigative journalist with over two decades of experience covering stories from some of the more remote corners of the globe covering fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work is featured in publications like Discover Magazine, National Geographic, Mongabay, Ocean Geographic and Coral Magazine. A graduate of the writing programs at both Wheaton College (MA) and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland).
November 2018. Clay Groves. Guest speaker for GB459/859 Alternative Facts course. Science outreach (K-12 and university) and podcast expert exploring the importance of conservation, native organisms, and interacting with the public.
October 2018. Emily Voigt. Interviewed for Fish Nerds podcast. Emily Voigt is a journalist specializing in science and culture. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, OnEarth Magazine, Mother Jones, and Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, as well as on the programs Radiolab and This American Life. The recipient of a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, she holds degrees in English Literature and Journalism from Columbia University.
November 2017. Dr. Russ Webster. Guest speaker for GB459/859 Alternative Facts course.
Professor and researcher in psychology that studies prejudice and stereotyping; belief in pure evil and pure good; prosociality and altruism; political psychology and political orientation; magical thinking, fantasy, and superstition.
November 2017. J.N. Beumer. Guest speaker for GB459/859 Alternative Facts course. Head of Watch Operations for the Protective Intelligence Branch of the Department of Defense examining the accuracy of online intelligence content from around the world that could threaten national security, primarily focuses on social media content.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (2015-present)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Science on the Silver Screen (GB459/PS500, honors); Instructor of Record
Tropical Field Ecology, San Salvador, Bahamas (GB459); Guest Instructor
Alternative Facts: understanding bias, common statistics, and source credibility (GB459/859); Instructor of Record
Teaching Physical Sciences in Middle / High Schools (PS516/GB584); Instructor of Record
Introduction to program R (GB459/859/759); Instructor of Record
Ecology Journal Club (GB759): Instructor of Record and founder of Club
1. Discuss recent peer-reviewed published papers with undergraduate and graduate students to illustrate how science is conducted, how to put together and critique a paper, and help students become scientifically literate.
Masters Project (GB 809 and 859); Instructor of Record
Field and Lab (GB 303); Instructor of Record
General Biology (GB100): Instructor of Record
1. Created lecture content and syllabi
2. Overview main concepts across fields in biological science
3. Help non-biology students understand basic biology and appreciate the prevalence and importance of biology in their every day lives.
General Biology Laboratory (GB 101); Instructor of Record
General Biology Online (GB 101); Instructor of Record
Principles of Biology (GB 141); Instructor of Record
Science teacher for elementary after school program at the Children's Museum Wonder Workshop, Manhattan, KS.
Resident scientist for advanced physics, general chemistry and meteorology class at Junction City High School, Junction City, KS.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (2009-2014)
Fish Ecology (BIOL 682); Graduate Teaching Assistant
Organismic Biology (BIOL 201); Graduate Teaching Assistant
Fisheries Management and Techniques (BIOL 696); Guest lecturer
Principles of Biology (BIOL 198); Graduate Teaching Assistant
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (2008-2009)
Advanced SCUBA Diver (PEP 221); Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (2015-present)
2018-present D. Kennedy, MS Biology 2017-present S. Schneider, MS Biology 2017-present G. Wang, MS Biology 2016-2018 A. Alamri, MA Biology 2016-2018 S. Alqahtani, MA Biology 2016-2017 A. Buchanan, MA Biology 2016-2017 N. Alamer, MA Biology 2016-2017 N. Alqarni, MA Biology 2016-2017 M. Portofee, MS Biology 2015-2018 W.K. Blair, MS Biology
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (2010-2013)
2012 Mentor in the Independent Study in Biology program at Kansas State University
2010 Mentor in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Kansas State University
- provide research experiences and professional development for talented undergraduate students in the biological sciences
HONORS and AWARDS
2013 Session leader in Science,
Engineering, Agriculture group for Spring
2013 GTA Orientation: being an
effective teacher. Kansas State University, Hale Library. January 16.
2012-2013 Kansas State University National Science Foundation fellow; Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education program (DGE-0841414).
2008-2009 Ball State University Honors Fellow
2002 World Champion for Destination Imagination in creative problem solving and improvisation, 6th place
2002 and 2004 State Champions for Destination Imagination in creative problem solving and improvisation
2018-present Faculty Advisor for
Emporia State University’s Amateur Radio Club
2017-present Emporia State University's Ecology & Biodiversity Committee
2017-present Emporia State
University's Secondary Education Committee
2016-present Emporia State University's Natural Areas Advisory Committee
2016-present Volunteer for beta
beta beta biology honors club teaching middle school science
2015-present Faculty advisor for Emporia State University’s Marine Biology Club
2014-2017 Volunteer science teacher and booster at the Children's Museum WonderWorkshop, Manhattan, KS
Silver Advanced SCUBA diver, SLAM SCUBA diver, Amateur radio technician KEØGXW, HAZWOPER
POST-GRADUATION EDUCATION COURSES (because learning is fun!)2018, Emporia State University: Accessibility: Learning and Information Technology
Osterhaus, D.O.* and E.C. Martin. 2019. Trends in the distribution of Plains Minnow (Hybognathus placitus) in Kansas from 1964 to 2017. Poster presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, KS. January 31-February 1.
Sorell, C.*, E.C. Martin, and Fall GB141. 2019. First assessment of microplastics in the Great Plains: comparing substrate and water samples among different water body types in Kansas. Poster presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, KS. January 31-February 1.
Martin. E.C. 2018. Fishing for Life. Oral presentation for Enhancing Your Future, Emporia, KS. March 3.
Alamri, A.*, S. Alqahtani,* and E.C. Martin. 2018. Pilot Study: building a non-recirculating microcosm system and testing how temperature influences growth of Southern Redbelly Dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster). Poster presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, KS. February 8-9.
Martin, E.C. 2017. Doctor of Ecology or: How I learned to think and love science. Oral presentation and workshop for Enhancing Your Future, Emporia, KS. March 4.
Martin, E.C. 2016. Native Kansas Fishes. Oral Presentation at Emporia Middle School. Emporia, KS. October 25 and November 10. (Invited presentation)
Martin, E.C. 2016. Who are scientists, what is science, and a brief overview of local fishes. Oral Presentation at Joliet Public School District 86, Joliet, IL. May 27. (invited presentation)
Martin, E.C. 2016. Life underwater: Exploring extreme adaptations of fishes locally and globally. Oral Presentation for Science After Seven at Radius Brewery, Emporia, KS. April 21. (invited presentation)
Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2013. Macroconsumer ontogenetic shifts affect stream ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Society for Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, FL, May.
Martin, E.C. 2012. Getting into a research program - for undergraduates. Plymouth High School, Plymouth, IN, December 20. (invited presentation)
Martin, E.C., A.M. Veach, K.B. Gido and W.K. Dodds. 2012. Consumer distribution and diversity affect prairie stream ecosystem properties. Poster Presentation at LTER ASM, Estes Park, CO, September.
Martin, E.C., A.M. Veach, K.B. Gido and W.K. Dodds. 2012. Consumer distribution and diversity affect prairie stream ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Konza Prairie workshop, Manhattan, KS, June.
Martin, E.C., A.M. Veach, K.B. Gido and W.K. Dodds. 2012. Consumer distribution and diversity affect prairie stream ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY, May.
Martin, E.C., J.E. Whitney, and K.B. Gido. 2012. Habitat Associations of Prairie Stream Fishes Across a Stream Size Gradient. Oral Presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS, January.
Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2011. Effects of prairie stream fish assemblage structure on ecosystem properties. Poster Presentation at North American Benthological Society, Providence, RI, May.
Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2011. Effects of prairie stream fish assemblage structure on ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Kansas Academy of Science, Baldwin City, KS, April.
Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2011. Effects of prairie stream fish assemblage structure on ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS, January.
Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2010. Dynamics of fish communities and environmental variables in Kings Creek. Poster Presentation at North American Benthological Society / American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Conference, Santa Fe, NM, June.
Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2010. Factors influencing recruitment in two prairie stream fish, P. erythrogaster and C. anomalum. Oral Presentation at Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference, Junction City, TX, April.
Martin, E.C., and K.B. Gido. 2010. The long and short of it: density-dependent growth in juvenile stonerollers (Campostoma anomalum) within and among cohorts. Oral Presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS, February.
Martin, E.C., M.J. Bernot and R.J. Bernot. 2009. Preferential uptake of nitrogen across multiple trophic levels. Oral Presentation at North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, MI, May.
Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2008. Fish Assemblages: The Influence of Habitat and Hydrology. Oral presentation at Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife, Columbus, OH, December.
Martin, E. Bernot, M.J., Calkins, M., and M. Hunt. 2008. Algal colonization of urban pavements in freshwater ecosystems. Poster presentation at Indiana Academy of Science, Evansville, IN, October.
Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2008. Fish Assemblages: The Influence of Habitat and Hydrology. Oral presentation at Indiana Academy of Science, Evansville, IN, October.
Pyron, M., J.S. Beugly, E. Martin. 2008. Fish assemblages of shallow inner bend habitats of the Wabash River during 30 years of human impact. Oral Presentation at Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Clifty Creek State Park, IN, February.
Martin, E., and M. Pyron. 2007. The aquatic snails of Indiana. Poster presentation at Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Pokagon State Park, IN.
Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2007. Fish assemblages of agricultural headwater streams in east-central Indiana. Oral Presentation at Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Madison, WI.
Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2007. Historic and current distributions of aquatic gastropods in Indiana. Poster presentation at Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference, Madison, WI, December.
Pyron, M. and E. Martin. 2006. Aquatic snails of Indiana. Indiana Academy of Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, November.