Professor James Martin Authors New Sustainability Book
June 4, 2012
Mount Ida College’s Office of Academic Affairs 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 higher education leaders who are looking for practical guidance on instituting sustainability.
“Congratulations to Professor James Martin on the publication of his fifth book for the John Hopkins University Press,” said Dr. Ellen Beaulieu, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The dedication that went into writing this book sets an example for students who aspire to publish their own original work and become experts in their fields of study. It also focuses all of us, in higher education, on the critical role we play in securing the future of the planet through sustainable practices.”
Professor Martin stated, “The arena of sustainability is continually evolving and differs from one college to the next. 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.