Professor of Social Work
Areas of Expertise: Stress and trauma related issues—loss/grief, interpersonal violence, community violence, military and veteran issues, military family issues, issues broadly related to behavioral health and well being.
- Understanding the Nature and Challenges of Complicated Grief
- Addressing the Challenges Facing Our Military Members, Veterans, and Military/Veteran Connected Family Members?
About Jim Martin
James (Jim) Martin is a tenured professor of social work and social research and a licensed independent clinical social worker with more than 48 years of social work practice. His scholarship, teaching, and public service focus on the well-being of individuals, families and communities, and his research and civic engagement address military and veteran populations. A retired Army colonel, Jim had a distinguished military career that included a wide array of clinical, research, and senior program management (command) and policy assignments. He served as the senior social work officer in the Combat Theater during the First Gulf War. He has served as a subject matter expert for numerous Department of Defense and other related federal and state-level policy, program development, and research initiatives. In addition to teaching Clinical Social Work courses at Bryn Mawr, Professor Martin has a long and active engagement with praxis at Bryn Mawr—in particular supporting undergraduate students who are serving in a variety of human services, non-profit, and government agencies.