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Professor Shout-Out! Meet Dr. Drey Martone

Drey Martone, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, has been with Saint Rose since 2009


Where did you attend school? 

Amherst College for my B.A.

Fordham University for my Masters

University of Massachusetts Amherst for my Ed.D.



Where else have you been employed?

I started in the business area and worked at Deloitte Consulting and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in financial services consulting and equity research.  Then I went back to school and worked as a teacher at a public school in New York City. Prior to Saint Rose, I worked in test development while at UMass Amherst.


Did you always want to teach?

Yes, I have always enjoyed thinking about learning, teaching, and educational issues.  I took a winding path out of college but I enjoyed the experiences and where I ended up.  


What is the highlight of your academic career thus far?

I had part of my dissertation published and that was very exciting.  While at Saint Rose I have enjoyed collaborating with other professors to research topics and share our findings at conferences.  And I love hearing about how our graduates are doing in their classrooms!


What’s your favorite color?



Favorite places to eat in the Capital Region?

Ruby’s for great lunches and Albany Pump House for casual dinners.


Favorite TV shows?

I just got sucked into The Walking Dead, so that has been a Netflix find.  And I love watching Amazing Race with my family.  We always talk about the different countries and challenges we would like to do.


What is the last book you read?

With books it’s never just one!

The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley to think about education in other countries

The Power of Their Ideas by Deborah Meier to see an example of a different approach to classroom instruction and school culture

Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford to think about work/family/life balance ideas


If you could have one superpower, what would you choose?

My kids and I think about this all the time!  I would like to be able to teleport to different locations to make traveling easier.  They always say the superpower should be the ability to go into the future.  Then you can see the winning Powerball numbers and come back to win big!


Fun Facts/Bonus Thoughts?!

I love traveling.  I took a year off from college to travel and work and have since tried to explore when I can.  I would strongly encourage students here to push out of their comfort zone and experience other settings/cultures.  When I settled down with a family, mortgage, etc. traveling became more challenging so it helps to take advantage of this time!

What do you think?

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