J. David Martin, Ph.D.
Dr. Martin is a Professor of Political Science in the Division of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He holds a B.A. in History and Biology from Tarkio College and has earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Martin has traveled widely throughout the world. He studied at the University of Paris in 1964 and was a Rotary Foundation Fellow at the University of Philippines in 1966-1967. After returning from Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Dr. Martin completed graduate degrees at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. While at SIU he worked in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Vietnam Studies and Programs where he began studying alienation and protracted conflict\asymmetrical warfare. In 1970 he joined the faculty of Political Science at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas and is now an Emeritus Professor at MSU. He continues to teach on line and recruit for the university throughout the state. In 1989, he was selected as a Molone Fellow by the Council of U.S. - Arab Relations and visited the Middle East as an official guest of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
He is quite active in community affairs. He has served on numerous boards and commissions including the board of KIDZ Television where he served as station president and the Wichita Falls Rotary Club where he served as District 5790 International Scholarship Chair. For many years, he hosted a public affairs radio program five days a week for radio station KDFT. During that period, he conducted over 4,000 interviews with public officials at all levels. He also has been honored as a Danforth Foundation Fellow.
He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in political science, public management, and criminal justice at Midwestern. He developed the On-Line Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree Program at Midwestern which has graduated over 2,000 bachelor’s degree candidates, most of whom are in the field of law enforcement. He is an active scholar and has published a variety of research reports. He specializes in comparative politics, research methods, and particularly in survey research and computer analysis. He has done extensive consulting for television news coverage and political campaigns. He is the founder of Research Associates, a very successful research and political consulting firm.