Martini named associate dean of arts and sciences

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Dr. Edwin A.

Martini

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Dr. Edwin A. Martini will become an associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug. 1. In his new role, he will focus on undergraduate and graduate student enrollment management, curriculum assessment and development and academic program review, among other areas.

Edwin A. Martini

As associate professor, Martini joined the WMU faculty in 2005, and he has served as associate chair of the Department of History since 2009. Before coming to the University, he taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Deep Springs College. At WMU, he has served on a variety of University committees, including the Committee on General Education. He has been awarded two Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards to support of his research, and he received the 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Martini earned his doctoral degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland in 2004 and his bachelor's degree in American Studies from Pitzer College in 1998. His research focuses on the history, legacies and memories associated with American warfare, particularly the Vietnam War.

He is working on a new book project that explores the global history and legacies of napalm.