BiographyDr. Michael Martin received his doctorate and masters degrees from UCLA in the field of educational policy and planning, and earned his B.A. degree from UCSB in Social Science and Education. A tenured faculty member in the School of Education at UCD, he served a four year stint as chair of the CU Faculty Council, after having served as chair of the CU Faculty Senate Budget and Finance Committee. His responsibilities as AVP are to help with CU's new University without Walls initiative which is designed to foster greater research, program coordination and outreach among the 4 campuses of CU.
In 1995, he was asked by President Albino to chair a Blue Ribbon Committee on Budget and Finance to revamp the CU model for funding programs and campuses, and many of the committee's recommendations led to the model currently being used for funding the TLE plan for the CU system. President Albino recognized Martin's work with a special merit award. He was selected as an educational policy fellow by the Policy Institute in Washington D.C. was given the 'President's Award' by the National Association of School Psychologists for his work in leadership selection.
Mike began his career at the UCB campus in 1973 and has taught at all three general campuses at CU. He helps administer a program at UCD which prepares people to become school superintendents and principals. He has helped develop outreach programs in Durango, Grand Junction, Pueblo, Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs and Longmont for CU. His program at UCD, winner of a New Urban University award for excellence in Problem Based Learning, was among the first to complete a full time distance learning program for principals in the U.S. It served future school leaders throughout Colorado and the nation aspiring to become principals and superintendents.
Dr. Martin recently served as President of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and has served both as Associate Chair of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges in Colorado, and as Associate Director of the University Council for Educational Administration at the Ohio State University. Previous to that he served as a Kettering Fellow at UCLA,and a public school administrator and teacher in Santa Barbara, California.
He enjoys the great outdoors of Colorado through camping, fishing and sailing.