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Richard Howard Martin


B.S., Lipscomb Univ., Nashville, TN; M.S. & Ed.D.- Indiana University, Bloomington

Currently, associate professor and department head, Justice and Public Safety, Auburn University Montgomery; formerly Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Findlay; Giving up tenure and moving on to Auburn University (and no blizzards) starting 2007/08 school year.

Montgomery, AL

rmartin4201@charter.net; dmart5762@yahoo.com; rmartin6@aum.edu


Dr. Richard H. Martin is currently an associate professor and head of the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Auburn University Montgomery. He was formerly a tenured professor of criminal justice and department head, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio; retired Illinois State University Retirement System. He also taught online courses for Kaplan, Grand Canyon, Northwestern State, Norwich, and South Universities.

Other activities and interests include: Chair of the Training Committee for the International Assoc of Chiefs of Police (IACP) University Police Section; member of IACP Research Advisory Committee; IACP Coordinating Committee for Online Training; Consultant; certified National Assessor and team leader for the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA), Washington, D.C.; earned two 3rd degree black belts in Chung Moo Quan and Shin Nagare Karate; certified self-defense and stress management instructor; in addition to several criminal justice courses, he teaches a Self-defense/Stress Management class each term; and is reviewing editor for The Journal of Gang Research.

Publications include Criminal Justice in Ohio Today (2003), Prentice Hall; Introduction to Criminal Justice, Illinois Version (2000), Wadsworth Pub.; Wellness: A Matter of Health, chapter in Doerner and Dantzker's, Police Org & Mgt: Issues and Trends, Butterworth-Heinemann(1999). He also has several published articles and book reviews. In 2009, he has added three peer reviewed journal publications (including the IACP/NIJ National Law Enforcment Research Agenda), and one publication currently under review.

Rich lives with his wife, Joyce, and daughter, Katie, 19, who is attending college on a full basketball scholarship; he has two sons (Todd in Baton Rouge and Scott & family in Seattle), two granddaughters, & two Yellow Labs. Before moving to Gary, he lived on the south side of Chicago. He attended six elementary schools (four in the 3rd grade) before starting high school in Gary. He attended Valparaiso University for one and a half years - played basketball and ran cross country; left to attend Lipscomb University on a basketball scholarship for three years, he also participated in track. Martin earned a B.S in 1962 and an M.S. from Indiana University in 1967; and, in 1981, he earned a doctorate from Indiana University.

Dr. Martin started education career at Hosford Park elementary for one year followed by three years at Calumet H.S. where he also coached freshman basketball; he taught at East Gary H.S. for three years before leaving to become a police officer in Highland, IN, for 4 1/2 yrs.; left to become an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Ball State (7 yrs); while at BSU, he was an elected constable for Delaware County, IN; earned a doctorate at Indiana University before moving to the University of Nebraska, Kearney, where he was an associate professor and chair for 3 yrs. After revising the CJ program at Kearney, a leave of absence allowed him to move to Wheaton, IL, and work for one year as Deputy Director of police training in Chicago area for state of Illinois ASSIST Region 3. Dr. Martin returned to higher education at Aurora Univ. as professor and chair of CJ where he revised that program. In 1993, he was given a two year leave of absence to develop the CJ program at Elgin Community College in IL; while there, he developed an innovative AAS/Police Certification Program that integrated basic training with the associate degree. After 8 yrs as director of CJ at Elgin CC, he moved to Findlay in August of 2000 to direct and revise their program in where he developed an online degree completion program.
While at Elgin, he was appointed police commissioner and president), city of Woodstock, IL, Fire and Police Commission (1995-2000), and member of McHenry County, Illinois, Sheriff's Merit Commission (1996-2000); in 2001, revised the CJ program at the University of Findlay and developed an online degree completion program.

Master Mason Findlay Lodge 227; 32nd degree Mason, member of Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Toledo Shrine.

Dr. Martin was inducted into the Calumet High School Athletic Hall of Fame on October 15, 2005.

Since arriving at Auburn Montgomery in 2007, Martin has developed two BS online degree completion programs; an online accelerated executive master's degree; and, placed a new homeland security MS degree online.

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