Ph.D., LICSW; Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret).
James (Jim) Martin is a tenured Professor of Social Work and Social Research and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than forty-seven years of 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’s military career included a wide array of clinical, research, senior program management (command) and policy assignments. Jim was the senior Social Work Officer in the First Gulf War Combat Theater and prior to his military retirement, Jim served in the Pentagon as the Executive Assistant to the Army Assistant Surgeon General for Medical Research & Development and as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Army Director of Science and Technology. Jim was awarded the 2009 Bryn Mawr College McPherson Fellowship for excellence in teaching, research, and service. He was the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work recipient of their 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award for Social Work Practice and he received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston College’s School of Social Work. In 2016 Jim was recognized by the National Association of Social Work Foundation as a Social Work Pioneer.
Research and Scholarly Interests: Military and Veteran-connected behavioral health. Well-being of survivors of military and other types of violent death.
Substantive Specialization: Clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups Community assessment and program evaluation. Human services consultation Survey Research