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About James Martin

James I. Martin, Sr., Professor of History and Chair of the History, Criminal Justice and Political Science Department, has been at Campbell since August 1991. He is a native of Pennsylvania and completed his B.A. degree (cum laude) at Duke University. He also holds an M.A. from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta.

Before coming to Campbell, Dr. Martin was employed as a social studies teacher and coach at James Kenan High School (Warsaw, North Carolina) and also served as an adjunct at Mount Olive and Sampson Community Colleges.

In addition to Western Civilization, he has taught courses dealing with East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Modern Germany, South Asia and Southeast Asia. His research interests include social studies teaching and ethnohistory, particularly the Jewish community of North Carolina.

Dr. Martin and Dr. Johnson serve as co-advisors for the Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society.

Professor Martin attends Angier United Methodist Church; he and his wife Linda have one son.


Present Chair, Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science, Campbell University


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2011 - Present Member, University Retention Committee
2009 - Present Secretary, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Quality Enhancement Program for 2011 Re-Affirmation Com
2007 - Present Member, Teaching Fellows Committee
2004 - Present Fellowship Coordinator, Phi Kappa Phi, Campbell University Chapter
2001 - Present Secretary, Honors Program Committee
1999 - Present Co-advisor, Phi Alpha Theta
1997 - Present Member, Honors Program Committee
1991 - Present Member, Education Council
1991 - Present Member, Teacher Education Committee
2011 - 2012 Chair, Campbell University History Committee
2011 - 2011 Member, President’s Interfaith Initiative Committee
2007 - 2009 Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Campbell University Chapter
2007 - 2008 Member, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Committee
2007 - 2007 Member, General College Curriculum Committee
2003 - 2005 Member, Executive Committee
2002 - 2005 Member, University Curriculum Committee
1998 - 2005 Chair, Faculty Development and Research Committee
2001 - 2001 Member, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Committee
1998 - 2001 Chair, Faculty Evaluation Committee
1995 - 2000 Secretary, Faculty Senate
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Honors and Awards

  • Campbell University Summer Research Grants, 2011, 2004 - 2009
  • Scouter of the Year, conferred by Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear District, 1997
  • Archie Davis Research Fellowship, 1994


  • East Asia Area Study
  • Eastern European Area Study
  • Historiography: The Jewish Community of Europe
  • Latin America Area Study
  • Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • Middle East Area Study
  • Modern Germany
  • South Asia Area Study
  • Southeast Asia Area Study
  • United States History Survey
  • Western Civilization
  • Western Europe


1990 Ph.D., Emory University
1981 M.A., East Carolina University
1976 B.A., Duke University

Articles (4)

Book Chapters (1)

Book Reviews (16)

Conference Papers (6)