School of Communication & Journalism

Emilly Martinez

Emilly Martinez Assistant Professor, Communication
106 Tichenor Hall

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


Emilly K. Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Communication in the School of Communication and Journalism. Dr. Martinez’s research interests lie at the intersections of organizational, intercultural, and interpersonal communication. Specifically, she examines the communicative (re)production of structural barriers to gender equity in the workforce. Dr. Martinez’s research has examined the gender wage gap, career choice, experiences of sexism in the workforce, and gendered socialization processes. Her most recent research investigates the enduring problem of sexism in the technology industry, specifically examining how employees of tech organizations construct knowledge about gender diversity and inclusion policies. Her research aims to enhance understandings of obstacles to policy enactment and unearth ways in which organizations could create more equitable work environments.

In the classroom, Dr. Martinez asks students to broaden their perspectives by critically engaging with communication theory, reflecting on their personal experiences and observations, and participating in class activities. Her classes are interactive and focused not only on understanding theory but developing practical skills that can be applied to many areas of life.

During her personal time, Dr. Martinez enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, going to the beach, traveling abroad, crafting, and reading novels.


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, Organizational Communication
  • M.A., Baylor University, Communication Studies
  • B.A., Baylor University, Journalism, Public Relations & New Media

Representative Publications

  • Sánchez Sánchez, V., Martinez, E. K., & Jackson, D.L. (In Press). “Double syringe!”: Using a popular TV show argument to illustrate the differences of objective and interpretive paradigmatic perspectives in action. Communication Teacher.
  • Martinez, E. K., Hearit, L. B., & Banerji, D., Gettings, P., & Buzzanell, P. M. (2018). Raising    awareness of campus diversity and inclusion: Transformationally teaching diversity        through narratives of campus experiences and simulated problem solving.  Communication Teacher, 5, 1-6. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2017.1372618
  • DiTirro, L. J., Hearit, L. B., & Martinez, E. K. (2018). Am I safe?: Understanding the ethical      implications of running and maintaining a sharing economy organization. In B. R.         Brunner & C. Hickerson (Eds.), Cases in Public Relations: Translating Ethics into    Action. Oxford University Press.

Classes Taught

  • COMM 3510Research in Human Communication
  • COMM 3970Communicating in the Global Workplace

Last Updated: May 26, 2020