Texas A&M System Honors Former A&M-Commerce Professor

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents bestowed Dr. Martha Foote with the title Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction at a reception on Sept. 6. The Emeritus designation is the top honor granted to retired A&M System employees to recognize their achievements and dedication to their institution.

Foote retired from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at A&M-Commerce in 2020 after 25 years of service as a professor. She led the department from 2002-2017.

Her professional accomplishments are plentiful, including her research collaboration on the “¡Listo! Grant: Strategies for ELL Student Success,” which helped earn a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Other highlights include several research grants, multiple research and teaching awards, and assisting with the expansion of several education programs at A&M-Commerce and surrounding public schools. Additionally, Foote co-edited four books, published 18 articles and book chapters, and presented more than 50 peer-reviewed presentations.

View photos from the Sept. 6 reception.

(Photo: A&M-Commerce President Mark Rudin (right) presents Dr. Martha Foote with a proclamation conferring her with the title Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction. Photo by Tyler Holloway | Texas A&M University-Commerce Office of Marketing and Communications.)