Tami K Martinez

Tami Martinez

Assistant Dean
Lecturer in Communication Arts

A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, Tami Martinez is an educator and an academic administrator who has taught public speaking and communication courses for over 16 years. She holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Communication, as well as an A.S. in Business, from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan).

Tami joined the Communication Studies faculty at Indiana University South Bend in 2010 where she is a Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Communication. She was appointed Department Chair after serving as the Director and Coordinator of the General Education Public Speaking Course for two years (2012-2014).

She came to IU South Bend from Andrews University where she was an Instructor in the Department of Communication and directed the General Education Public Speaking course. She also served as the Faculty Advisor for the weekly student newspaper The Student Movement for over five years.

Prior to her role in the classroom, she held leadership positions in the fields of public relations and marketing. She’s interested in the research areas of intercultural communication, communication geography and leadership; and, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership. 

Tami and her husband, Jose, enjoy caring for their four children (three boys and one girl) ages 17, 16 and 11 (identical twins). They also enjoy designing and building houses, watching movies, writing, and comparing notes on National Public Radio’s latest programming and friends’ posts and links on Facebook.

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