Marilee Martens

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University at Newark

Marilee A. Martens received her B.A. degree from Graceland University, her M.A. and Ed.S. degrees from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She worked as a school psychologist for 15 years before receiving her Ph.D., and she began working at The Ohio State University in 2005 as a research specialist at the Nisonger Center. In 2007, Dr. Martens joined The Ohio State University at Newark as an assistant professor in psychology. The courses that she teaches include health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and developmental disabilities. She conducts neuroimaging and behavioral research with individuals who have Williams syndrome, which is a neurodevelopmental genetic disorder. Dr. Martens has received the Teaching Award and the Service Award at Ohio State-Newark and has received grants for her neuroimaging research. She is also director of the Williams Syndrome Program at the Nisonger Center and is the psychologist for the Williams Syndrome Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.