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Dr. Tom Martin

Dr. Tom Martin
  • Dean, EKU College of Business
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky


Contact Information

  • Department: College of Business, Office of the Dean
  • Office: BTC 214
  • Mailing Address: BTC 214
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-8111


Dr. Thomas M. Martin is Eastern Kentucky University’s ninth Dean of the College of Business.  An interdisciplinary scholar and professor, Dr. Martin brings an innovative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial vision to the college, with demonstrated success serving with university stakeholders, top executives, government officials, and community leaders. 

Prior to being selected as Dean, Dr. Martin held a joint appointment as Associate Provost for Research & Economic Development, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology (CEDET) and Associate Professor of Management in the College. 

Dr. Martin was Senior Fellow for Research and Economic Policy at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, before returning to EKU in 2015. 

He earned his masters and doctorate in Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2008, an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University in 2001, and was a Visiting Professor of Government at Eastern Kentucky University from 2008-2011. 

He is Past-President of the Eastern Kentucky University International Alumni Association, serves on the Boards of Advisors, At The Gap Solutions, and is an investor and advisor to Fooji, Inc., Space Tango, and Avast Therapeutics

Dr. Martin and his wife Veronica live in Danville, Kentucky.

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