Faculty Profile for Dr. Gilbert D Martinez

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Dr. Gilbert D Martinez
Senior Lecturer — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 202B
phone: (512) 245-1497

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Gilbert D. Martinez is a senior lecturer and has taught Media Law at Texas State since fall 2003. He graduated with a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York in 2000. Martinez served as assistant director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2012 to 2019. He also teaches a Free Speech/Free Press class for the Honors College and has led multiple Education Abroad Programs to Japan in 2019 and 2023.

From 1993 to 1997, Martinez worked as a newspaper reporter at The Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J. He worked as the weekend police reporter, general assignment reporter and the court reporter covering criminal and civil trials. Martinez was awarded a New Voices Fellowship from the Academy for Educational Development which allowed him to work as a legal fellow in Austin from 2000-2002.

Teaching Interests

Media Law, Media Writing

Research Interests

Scholarship of teaching, law and ethics

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honors College John R. Hood Professor of the Year Award, Honors College. April 26, 2023 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. August 21, 2020

Selected Grants

  • Martinez, Gilbert D. ISOJ registration fees grant for MC 1313 students, International Symposium on Online Journalism, International Symposium on Online Journalism, $925. (Submitted: March 11, 2022, Funded: April 1, 2022 - April 2, 2022). Grant.
  • Martinez, Gilbert D. Poynter Institute's Teachapalooza, Headliners Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $49. (Submitted: July 8, 2020, Funded: July 8, 2020). Grant.
  • Martinez, Gilbert D. Common Experience Event Grant, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University, $1000. (Submitted: August 31, 2018, Funded: November 13, 2018). Grant.
  • Martinez, Gilbert D (Principal). The Common Experience Presents, The Common Experience, Texas State University, $750. (Submitted: September 1, 2016, Funded: November 3, 2016). Grant.
  • Martinez, Gilbert D. Poynter Institute's Teachapalooza, Headliners Foundation of Texas, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $300. (Submitted: February 1, 2016, Funded: June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Texas State University
May 1, 2023-Present
SJMC Japan Academic Program Director
Faculty-led Education Abroad Program to Japan
January 1, 2023-Present
Copyright Advisory Committee
November 18, 2016-Present
Hachar Project/Diversity Committee
January 1, 2016-Present
Journalism Program
January 2021-December 2021