Martin works with the Public Engagement team to develop, coordinate, and implement a wide range of engagement initiatives. As the founder and director of the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University, Martin is a national leader in issue framing, facilitation for public decision-making, and community engagement. His research on public deliberation, rhetoric, and conflict resolution has been published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, the Journal of Public Deliberation, Higher Education Exchange, the International Journal of Conflict Resolution, New Directions in Higher Education, Public Sector Digest, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.
In his role at CSU he teaches a wide range of courses, including Public Argumentation, Public Deliberation, Advanced Deliberative Techniques, Studies in Persuasion, Rhetoric of Contemporary Social Movements, and the History of Rhetorical Theory. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication at Texas A&M in 2004, and has received additional certification training by the National Issues Forum, the International Association of Public Participation, and the Institute for Participatory Management and Planning.