Dr. Martin Sellers - Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Sellers, raised in New Jersey, has lived mostly in North Carolina and Tennessee. He was formally education at Temple University and NYU, and worked in government until acquiring an advanced degree in public administration and a terminal degree in political science. His career path led him to the United States Air Force completing his assignment in Turkey and then back home to the U. S. Department of Agriculture as a program evaluator, an inner-city health department director and assistant bureau chief with the State of New Jersey.
He began his career in higher education as a faculty member and then Chair of the Department of Government, History and Justice at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. He was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Studies and then Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lincoln Memorial University in 2002. He then accepted a position as Vice President for Academic Affairs at College of Saint Mary and Cox College in Springfield, Missouri. He filled the position of VPAA for five years. Upon returning to LMU, he was appointed Dean of Research and Service in the fall of 2011 and then Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in July 2012.
Dr. Sellers is married to Tricia Sellers (32 years), has five children and a dog named Linc. His academic interests are in the areas of state and local government, special district government and prison education. He is currently working on projects regarding collaboration in local government and prison recidivism and education.
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