About Sheila A. Martin
Dr. Shelia Martin is the President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
From 2004 - 2018, Professor Sheila Martin was the Director of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and the Population Research Center, a service and research Institute in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. As IMS director, she served as a portal to the University's knowledge resources for the community.
Her research and teaching interests include economic development and technology economics and policy.
Dr. Martin’s work emphasizes regional partnerships and data-driven decision-making. In 2011, she helped launch Greater Portland Pulse, which enables organizations, residents, and local governments in the Portland region to measure and track social, environmental, and economic outcomes and create a regional conversation about how we can achieve desirable outcomes. In collaboration with university faculty around the state, Dr. Martin wrote two chapters for Toward One Oregon, which explores Oregon’s urban and rural history and assesses the current situation through political, economic, and demographic lenses. Dr. Martin’s chapters examined rural-urban interconnections in food and forestry clusters.
|September 2018 - Present||President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities|
|2004 - September 2018||Director, Portland State University ‐ Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies|
|2004 - September 2018||Director, Portland State University ‐ Population Reseach Center|
|2004 - September 2018||Professor, Portland State University ‐ Urban Studies and Planning|
Measurement in sustainable economic development, Role of human capital and innovation in regional economic development, and Impact of growth on quality of life and sustainability
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Portland State University
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