Robert Martin


Dr. Bob Martin came to AIS from Haskell Indian Nations University where he served as President since 1989, although his tenure there began in 1978 as a Professor of sociology.  With a background in sociology and education curriculum and instruction, Dr. Martin has taught at Bluefield State College and Fayetteville State College, where he also served as Department Chair.  His expertise and celebrated accomplishments have taken him to the Senior Executive Development Program with the Department of the Interior, the John Heinz II School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico.  Dr. Martin remains committed to Indian education.  He published in the area of higher education, sat on the Advisory Board for Tribal College Journal, and served on the Commission on Minorities in Higher Education.  Dr.  Martin is a member of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation.  He taught courses in American Indian Studies and played a crucial role in American Indian Studies Program’s Office of Community Development and Outreach.