Dennis S. Rosemartin, Board member, Grants Committee

 

Dennis is originally from the Washington DC area and returned to the east coast after spending 10 years in the southwest.  He is a former elementary school teacher and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at Salem State University.  He began his teaching career in New York City at a small catholic elementary school.  Four years later in 2000 he decided to pursue his passion for service and became a Peace Corps volunteer working with schools in Nicaragua.  He returned to New York in 2003 for a master’s degree at Teachers College at Columbia University while working as a classroom teacher in a public elementary school.  In 2005, after completing his degree, he married his partner Alyssa who he had met while serving in the Peace Corps.  They were married in Acadia National Park in Maine and immediately drove west to Mexico where they worked at a research and education field station located on the coast of the Gulf of California.  They spent a year-long honeymoon working with schools in the community and giving eco-tours in the sun-drenched estuaries.  In 2006 they moved to Tucson, Arizona where Dennis returned to teaching at an elementary school and two years later decided to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Arizona.  In the 2015, after earning his PhD, he joined the faculty at Salem State University.