Lynda Martin, Ph.D.

Lynda Martin, Ph.D.


Position: Director Human Sciences, SFA Grant Program Investigator


About Me

Lynda Martin is a professor and director of the School of Human Sciences in the James I Perkins College at Stephen F. Austin State University. The School of Human Sciences houses 7 programs including Child and Family Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Interior Design, Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Hospitality, Fashion Merchandising and Interior Merchandising. There are currently almost 800 students and 25 faculty and staff.

Martin received her PhD from Oklahoma State University and her MS in Hospitality Management from the University of North Texas Merchandising and Hospitality Management Program. Her BS degree was from UNT in Secondary Education.

Before becoming the director of the School of Human Sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University, Martin was the Charles Lanphere Distinguished professor at Oklahoma State University. At Oklahoma State University Martin supervised undergraduate as well as graduate students. She served as internship coordinator and industry liason and worked with students annually to host a regional hospitality career fair. In addition, Martin taught study abroad in Switzerland each summer. Before assuming an academic position in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at OSU, Martin served as a coordinator in the Continuing Education and Development Office for the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Duties in this office included coordinating credit and non credit programming and coordinating events for fundraising and outreach for the College.

Martin also taught at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where she served as an assistant professor, internship coordinator and industry liaison. Prior to her employment in higher education, Martin was in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.

Stephen F. Austin, School of Human Sciences