Ed Martini

Edwin Martini (Ed)
Associate Dean
Office: (269) 387-4356
Fax: (269) 387-3999
2304 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5308
Mailing address
College of Arts and Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5308 USA
Ph. D., University of Maryland, American Studies, 2004
B.A., Pitzer College, American Studies, 1998
Research interests
  • History, legacies and memory of American warefare
  • The Vietnam War

Dr. Martini will have a primary focus as associate dean on:

  • Student and faculty success
  • Undergraduate and graduate student enrollment management
  • Curriculum assessment and development
  • Academic program review
  • Community engagement

Dr. Martini is the author of Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam. 1975-2000 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007) and Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty. He is also the co-editor Postwar Interventions: Transnational Legacies of the Second Indochina, which will be published by Duke University Press in 2013. His work has appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of Military History, War and Society, and The Journal of American History. He is working a new book project that explores the global history and legacies of napalm.

Dr. Martini came to WMU in 2005, and has served as associate chair of the Department of History since 2009. Before coming to Western, Martini taught at Georgetown University, the George Washington University, and Deep Springs College. At Western, he has served on a variety of CAS and University committees, including the Committee on General Education. Martini has been awarded two FRACAA grants in support of his research, and received the 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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