Doctoral Student Instructor Contact Info Ryan.Martinez@uga.edu Office: Caldwell 513 Office Hours: Fridays 12:45 – 1:45, or by appointment. Ryan J. Martinez is a Presidential Fellow at the University of Georgia pursuing his Ph.D. in the Interpersonal and Health track. Martinez's scholarly pursuits focus on delving into the intricacies inherent in interpersonal relationships. His primary focus revolves around establishing correlations between communication patterns and their profound impact on the different types of relationships that we experience, such as romantic and non-romantic relationships, familial bonds, and associations within work-life dynamics. Martinez is a native Texan who completed their B.A and M.A. degrees at Texas Tech University while working under Narissra Punyanunt-Carter. While at Texas Tech, Martinez served as the Assistant Basic Course Director for Public Speaking. In addition, Martinez has been involved in various research projects that have resulted in journal and book chapter publications, is a coauthor for an interpersonal communication textbook, and has served as a Graduate Student Editor & Contributor. Martinez has been awarded various awards and grants at Texas Tech University, such as the Outstanding Graduate Student Award, several different research awards, such as the Exceptional Graduate Student Research Award, and the Open Educational Resource Library Fund Grant.