Dr. Martin was born and raised in Nyack, New York. She holds degrees from Fordham University, University at Buffalo, and University at Albany. Dr. Martin is the author of many scholarly works. Her most recent publications include Big Box Schools, White Sports Black Sports, and South Baton Rouge. Dr. Martin enjoys research and teaching. Dr. Martin teaches the following courses: (AAAS 2511/SOCL 2511) Race Relations, (SOCL 2255) Sociology of Sport, (SOCL 2000) Introductory Sociology, and (AAAS 4800/KIN) African Americans in Sport.