Co-director Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management (ILTM)

Eric Martin is an Associate Professor of Management in the Managing for Sustainability Program at Bucknell University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont, a master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the State University of New York at Albany.

Martin's work focuses on managing large scale systems for change and development. He works at the intersection of the three sectors (public, private and nonprofit) to find long-term sustainable change orientations for communities. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Scholar, much of his work is focused on efforts to improve the delivery of international development and humanitarian assistance. He has spent a great deal of time in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe studying change in many different venues.

He has researched, facilitated and written about interorganizational cooperation, coordination and collaboration in development throughout Central and Eastern Europe during the transitioning early 1990s; the post conflict Balkans in the late 1990s and early 2000s; and most recently Haiti, after the earthquake in 2010. He also writes about nonprofit management, board governance, disaster, and community development domestically.

Martin's work has appeared in a variety of journals that span the public, private and nonprofit divide including Disasters, Journal of Management Inquiry, Nonprofit and Voluntary Quarterly, Public Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Organization Studies and Voluntas.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., SUNY Albany
  • M.P.A., Indiana University
  • B.S., University of Vermont

Teaching Interests

  • Interorganizational partnering
  • International development
  • Sustainability
  • Organization theory
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public administration and policy
  • Community development and change

Scholarly Interests

  • International development assistance
  • Post-conflict transition
  • Disaster and response
  • Cross-sectoral and interorganizational relationships
  • Public, private and nonprofit collaboration
  • Community development
  • Transitioning Europe
  • Balkans
  • Civil society
  • Refugees


  • Faculty / Staff Engagement Award, ECSU Center for Community Engagement (2010)
  • CSU Trustees Research Award, Connecticut State University Board of Trustees (2007)
  • Honorary Membership, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society (2007)
  • Community Service Award, for American Humanics Student Association, State of Connecticut Commission on Higher Education (2007)
  • Police Citizens Award, Willimantic Police Department. (2005)
  • Best Paper Award, Rockefeller College Review, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. (2003)
  • Best Dissertation Award, Academy of Management, Division of Public and Non-Profit Management, Denver. (2002)
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Rockefeller College Graduate School of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York, University at Albany. (2002)

Selected Publications

Martin, E. Nolte, I and Vitola, E. (2016) Communication, Cooperation, Coordination, Collaboration - The 4Cs: Interorganizational Partnering in Haiti Disasters.

Comas, J, Shrivastava, P and Martin, E. (2015) Terrorism as Organization, Network and Social Movement. Journal of Management Inquiry 24: 47-60.

Green, B, Jones, K, Boyd, N, Milofsky, C, and Martin, E. (2014). Students Implement the Affordable Care Act: A Model for Undergraduate Teaching and Research in Community Health Sociology. Journal of Community Health. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9960-5.

Millesen, J. and E. Martin (2013). Community Foundation Strategy:  Doing Good and the Moderating Effects of Fear, Tradition, and Serendipity. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42 (5).

Nolte, I, Martin, E. and Boenigk, S. (2012). Cross-Sectoral Coordination of Disaster Relief. Public Management Review 14(6): 707-730.

Martin, E. (2011). Media Reform and Development in Bosnia: An Interorganizational Account of the Media Issues Group, South East European Journal of Economics and Business 6(1): 85-98. 

Martin, E. and Fahey, B. (2009). The Interorganizational Challenge of Agricultural Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, South East European Journal of Economics and Business 4(2): 7-22.

Martin, E. (2007). The Co-evolution of Development Needs and IOR Forms: Development by Committee in Bosnia, International Public Management Journal 10(1): 59-77.

Martin, E.C., S.R. Faerman & D.P. McCaffrey. (2006). Cooperation after war: International development in Bosnia, 1995 to 1999. Managing Global Transitions 4(3): 215-230.

Martin, E. (2004). Privatization in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Insights from and into the craft of interorganizational process analysis. Organization Studies 25(7): 1115-1157.

Martin, E. and J. Miller. (2003). NGOs and IORs: International development efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war. Voluntus: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 14(3): 145-164.


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