Ron Martinez is Associate Editor of the Oxford University Press journal Applied Linguistics and holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Nottingham (UK).

Dr. Martinez has lectured on subjects related to vocabulary and writing at several universities, including the University of Oxford and UC Berkeley, and his current research interests center on English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP), as well as English Medium Instruction (EMI). He is the founder of Brazil's first postgraduate-focused writing center, located at the Federal University of Parana, and currently coordinates the new Academic Writing and Research Development (AWARD) program supported by the US Embassy and the state science and technology funding agency SETI in Brazil. Under the U.S. Department of State's English Language Specialist Program, in 2020-2021, Dr. Martinez was invited to create and deliver a program for Russian academic writing programs called "Teaching Genre in the Writing Center." Now at the University of Arkansas, Ron is working on implementing new writing for research publication support programs for international students.