English Professor Authors New Higher Education Sustainability Book

June 17, 2013-


The School of Humanities & Social Science is pleased to announce the publication of Professor James Martin’s new book The Sustainable University: Green Goals and New Challenges for Higher Education Leaders. This volume provides insight on the best practices for establishing sustainable policies and programs in colleges and universities. Professor Martin not only offers environmentally friendly solutions to almost every major operational area of college campuses, but identifies specific action plans and emerging trends in sustainability efforts. The book, available for purchase at John Hopkins University Press, is a key reference for practical guidance on instituting sustainability.

“The arena of sustainability is continually evolving and differs from one college to the next,” said Martin. “It’s important for colleges and universities to make strides towards improving their green practices. My hope is that faculty, staff and students, interested in climate change, will read this book and learn how they can further promote sustainability on our campus.”

About Professor James Martin

James Martin, a professor of English, has been a member of the Mount Ida community for 32 years. In May 2012, he was awarded the Ronald Lettieri Award for Excellence in Teaching. He currently teaches first-year English courses, including British Literature, American Popular Culture, and a Junior Seminar in Catastrophes and Disasters. Professor Martin also serves on the College’s Diversity and Tenure Appeals Committees.

In addition, he has published, with colleagues in higher education, four other texts for John Hopkins University, including Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence;Presidential Transition in Higher Education: Managing Leadership Change; Merging Colleges for Mutual Growth: A New Strategy for Academic Managers; and First Among Equals: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Professor Martin holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from Colby College, Masters Degree in Biblical Literature and Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University.