Gary E. Martin, Ed.D.



Gary E. Martin is currently a professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Lamar University.  He began at Lamar in 2008 as a Visiting Professor and continued work at Lamar the following year with teaching and course development.  In 2010, he retired from Northern Arizona University and took a fulltime position in the department.  He has been very active on the national level as board member, president, and executive director of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, member of the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners, and the National Policy Board of Educational Administration.  

As a former high school teacher and vice-principal, junior high school principal, principal of an alternative jr./sr. high school for seriously emotionally disturbed students, and assistant director of staff development, he served in the public schools for 14 years.  Prior to that, Dr. Martin worked as a childcare supervisor at two private residential psychiatric treatment centers.

Gary Martin began his university career in 1992 at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and then taught as a fulltime adjunct for Texas A&M University at Kingsville. In 1994 he took a tenure-track position at Northern Arizona University and was awarded full professor in 2007.  A focus of his research is in the internship experience and his text is now in its 4th edition and used at universities in many states. 

He believes there is nothing more important or gratifying than love, laughter, and compassionate giving to others.