Amy Martin, PhD. has twenty-five years of progressive leadership experience at three large, public research universities and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Success Operations.

Dr. Martin has dedicated her career to developing strong student-centered academic communities on large, diverse campuses; tackling complex campus crises; researching women and leadership in higher education; and improving persistence and graduation outcomes for lower income, first generation and/or minoritized (e.g. Black, Latino, Native American, LGBTQ) students. Amy has particularly enjoyed teaching, developing, and learning from multiple levels of student and professional staff members throughout her career. Her graduate degrees are from Eastern Michigan University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

In July 2016, Amy joined 63 women leaders across the United States as part of the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College. Institute sessions included Managing and Leading Change: Your Role in Re-inventing Higher Education, Negotiation Strategies, Leaning into Turbulent Times, Diversity and Inclusion and Reframing: Work-Life to Living Well.  For more information about HERS, visit

Dr. Martin brings to the position of Assistant Dean of Student Success Operations a strategic and inclusive leadership approach, solid administrative management skills, intellectual curiosity, a commitment to social justice, and a tenacious desire to enhance collaboration among a broad array of Student and Academic Affairs initiatives to achieve MSU’s vision for student success.