Assistant Professor Niigata University of Health and Welfare
- Ludic keywords: Tabletop games, video games, roleplaying games, games for childhood development, game design.
- Language keywords: Second language acquisition for young learners, childhood language development, Japanese.
- Pedagogy keywords: Childhood developmental skills, game-based learning, project-based learning, usage of picturebooks in the classroom.
Martin is an assistant professor at Niigata University of Health and Welfare, as well as the English teacher and curriculum designer for the university’s attached preschool. His research interests include game design and adaptation for very young learners, childhood development, and the role of picturebooks in the young learner classroom. He is active in the JALT community and serves in several groups and committees, including the Teaching Young Learners SIG, the ART SIG, the Student Peer Interaction Network, and as a co-editor for The Language Teacher journal.