For 23 years, Martin has been teaching journalism at Springfield College. For five years before that, he taught high school English. Some of his teaching honors have included:
- New England Journalism Educator of the Year
In 2016, he earned this honor from the New England Society of News Editors (https://springfield.edu/news/martin-dobrow-named-new-england-journalism-educator-of-the-year). Also see https://www.nenpa.com/awards-recognition/new-england-journalism-educator-of-the-year/#2015-2016-journalism-educator-of-the-year.
- Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics
In 2014-15 he was awarded the school’s highest teaching award that goes out to just one professor per year: https://springfield.edu/news/distinguished-springfield-professor-of-humanics-martin-dobrow-delivers-2014-15-humanics-lecture.
- Imprint Award from the Springfield College Student Society for Bridging Diversity
In 2020, he was named the winner of this award to recognize his commitment to teaching and social justice.
- Tributes from students
In 2021, Martin stepped down from his role as the advisor to the Springfield College student newspaper. The editors surprised him with this tribute that ran in a tiny font through eight pages of the paper: