Story courtesy of UMKC Strategic Marketing and Communications Department
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education has appointed Director of Athletics Brandon E. Martin, Ph.D., as Executive in Residence.
Dean Justin Perry said Martin will assist with the strategic development and growth of the School of Education’s Higher Education Administration Program. Martin will also teach various sports management courses and advise students in the program. Martin’s role will also include assisting in the development, coordination and implementation of experiential learning opportunities for students in the program. He will manage and develop contacts and relationships for the program with partner sports organizations in the Kansas City Region.
"The School of Education is very excited that Dr. Martin will be joining the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations as Executive in Residence,” Perry said. “He will be a tremendous asset for the Higher Education Administration program, especially in Sports Administration. I am so pleased that Dr. Martin will bring his wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and resources to the School as we continue to innovate, reach new heights and focus on student success."
Martin earned Bachelor of Science, Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Southern California, where he was a scholarship athlete in basketball. He received the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year from the USC Rossier School of Education for “A Phenomenological Study of Academically Driven African American Male Student-Athletes at Highly Selective Division I Universities.”
“I look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the strategic vision and growth of the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations,” Martin said. “More specifically, I am grateful for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of our future leaders in the field of Higher Education Administration.”
Martin became the UMKC Director of Athletics on Dec. 3, 2018.