Georgianna L. Martin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Counseling & Human Development Services, University of Georgia
Georgianna L. Martin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Counseling & Human Development Services at the University of Georgia (UGA). Dr. Martin completed her PhD in Counseling, Rehabilitation, & Student Development (Higher Education & Student Affairs program) at the University of Iowa (2012), a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University (2004), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Millsaps College (2001). Her primary research interests are on the social class identity and college experiences of low-income, first-generation students, the impact of college students' out-of-class experiences on key learning outcomes such as critical thinking and socially responsible leadership, and social/political activism. Dr. Martin is also a first-generation college student, a mother of three daughters, a wife, and a dog lover. She has published over 30 articles and book chapters and 6 books in the field of higher education and student affairs.
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|Reframing Deficit Thinking on First-generation College Students
Higher education has traditionally viewed first-generation students from a deficit perspective. I explore ways to reframe deficit thinking to asset-based thinking.
|Social Class Identity Among College Students
Without formal theories on social class identity, this topic serves as a primer on social class identity and how educators can support students in exploring social class.
|Understanding Social Class in Student Affairs
This presentation considers and challenges the ways in which social class permeates every aspect of higher education institutions and student affairs in particular.
|Rethinking College Access: A Focus on the Importance of College Experiences for First-generation College Students
The experiences students have during college play an important role in their success during college and post-college. This topic explores access through college engagement.
Books, News, & Media
Strunk, K. K., Locke, L. A., & Martin, G. L. (2017). Oppression and Resistance in Southern Higher and Adult Education: Mississippi and the Dynamics of Equity and Social Justice. New York, NY: Palgrave.MacMillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137576637
Martin, G. L., & Elkins, B. (Eds.) (2018). Social Class Identity in Student Affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 162. San Francisco, CA: Wiley. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15360695/2018/2018/162
Martin, G. L., Linder, C., & Williams, B. M. (Eds.) (2019). Leadership Learning through Student Activism. New Directions for Student Leadership, 161.San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/23733357/2019/2019/161
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Kilgo, C. A., Phillips, C., Martin, G. L., Pascarella, E. T., & Campbell, E. (2018). Getting critical about critical thinking: The role of parental education on first-generation students’ cognitive gains in college. Journal of College Student Development, 59(6), 756-761. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/710770
Martin, G. L., Hevel, M. S., Asel, A. M., & Pascarella, E. T. (2011). New evidence on the effects of fraternity and sorority affiliation during the first year of college. Journal of College Student Development, 52(5), 543-559. DOI: 10.1353/csd.2011.0062 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/450827
Martin, G. L. (2014). Blending the lines: Methodological challenges in the quest to understand social-class experiences of low-income university students.Sage Research Methods Cases.DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014533920
Martin, G. L. (2015). “Always in My Face”: An exploration of social class consciousness, salience, and values. Journal of College Student Development, 56 (5), 471-487. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/587289
Martin, G. L. (2015). “Martin, G. L. (2015). “Tightly Wound Rubber Bands”: Exploring the college experiences of low-income, first-generation White students. The Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(3), 275-286. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19496591.2015.1035384
Martin, G. L., Broadhurst, C. J., Hoffshire, M., & Takewell, W. (2017). “Students at the margins”: Creating inclusive campuses for LGBTQ students.The Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 55(1), 1-13. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19496591.2017.1345756
Selected Invited Publications
Martin, G. L. (2011, May 6). Ethics 101 for new members. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/05/05/frat-guys-gone-wild-whats-the-solution/teach-ethics-101-to-new-fraternity-members
Martin, G. L. (2015, September 15). Should Colleges Get Rid of Fraternities? The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://www.wsj.com/articles/should-colleges-get-rid-of-fraternities-1442368892
Martin, G. L., & McGee. M. (2015). Working to learn or working to live? Exploring the impact of employment on college outcomes for low-income and first-generation students. In Student Involvement and Academic Outcomes: Implications for Diverse Student Populations (Donald Mitchell, Jr., Elizabeth Daniele, Krista Soria, & John Gipson, Jr., Eds.). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/22609
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