Dr. Martin Sellers, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Sellers is a product of the Northeast; born in New Jersey (not far from Bruce Springsteen) where he received formal education including a BA in political science from the College of New Jersey, an MPA from New York University and a PhD in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.
His career path has led him to the United States Air Force and then back home to the U. S. Department of Agriculture as a program evaluator, a health department director with the City of Trenton 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 the undergraduate college and the College of Arts and Sciences at Lincoln Memorial University in 2002, then vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in 2006 and on to Cox College in Springfield, Mo., as VPAA for four years. He returned to LMU as Dean of Research and Service in the fall of 2011 and was appointed as dean of the School of Arts and Humanities in July 2012.
Sellers is married to Tricia Sellers (30 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.