Dr. Martin received her bachelor's degree in psychology at Kennesaw State University. She went on to earn her M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in statistics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked in the field of applied behavior analysis, using classical and operant conditioning techniques to reduce problem behaviors and increase desired behaviors in children with developmental disabilities. Before joining the faculty at KSU, Dr. Martin worked in the Behavioral Management Unit at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
Dr. Martin conducts research in the areas of applied behavior analysis and animal behavior. Her research interests include animal training, captive animal management, animal welfare, self-injurious behavior, and the functional analysis and treatment of problem behaviors in both humans and non-human animals. Dr. Martin has published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, American Journal of Primatology, Behavioural Processes, Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and Zoo Biology. Click here to view a list of Dr. Martin's publications.