Martha Ginn

Assistant Dean

Martha Ginn

Assistant Dean

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

Associate Professor of Political Science Undergraduate Coordinator Internship Coordinator

  • (706) 667-4425
  • AH E314

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science and Governme University of South Carolina -, 2001

  • BA, Political Science and Governme Western Kentucky University, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award Georgia Political Science Association , 2016

  • Professional Impact Fund Award Pamplin College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016

  • Professional Impact Fund Award Pamplin College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015

  • Professional Impact Fund Award Pamplin College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014

  • Award for Teaching Excellence Georgia Political Science Association , 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • POLS 4501

    Const. Law: Dist. of Power
  • PADM 6050

    Constitutional & Admin Law
  • POLS 4950

    Pol. Science Selected Topics: Mock Trial
  • PADM 6900

    Graduate Internship
  • POLS 3301

    Judicial Process
  • POLS 4960

    Undergrad Internship
  • POLS 4601

    Const. Law: Civil Liberties
  • POLS 4990

    Undergrad Research

Teaching Interests

American Politics, emphasis on Judicial Politics Research and Quantitative Methods

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • The polls Aren’t Skewed, Media Coverage Is, 2017
    Other
  • Here’s another reason not to trust TV news reports about election polls, 2016
    Newspaper
  • For whom the poll airs: Comparing Poll Results to Television Poll Coverage, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Tribute to Donald R. Songer, 2016
    Newsletter
  • Modeling Student Success: How a Model UN Programs can Enhance Performance and Persistence, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

1. Appellate courts decision-making 2. United States Supreme Court and interactions with other actors (litigants, interest groups, the Office of the Solicitor General) 3. Public opinion, particularly of the judiciary 4. Student success and retention: role of primary texts, Study Abroad programs

Department Service

  • Pre Law Day 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Departmental By-Laws Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Mock Trial Coach 2015 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Pre Law Club 2015 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Saundra Ribando Graduate Student Award Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Undergraduate Preview Day - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Pamplin College Online Instruction Committee 2008 - 2010

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Student Research and Travel Committee 2009 - 2009

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • InStep Consultant Group 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Experiential Learning and Internships 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Graduation
  • QEP Stakeholder Input 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • University Senate Committee on Promotion and Tenure 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Dissertation Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Commitee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Political Science Association 2011 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Southern Political Science Association 1997 - Present

    Role: Member
  • American Politics Research - 2016

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Kiwanis Club of Augusta 2016 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Kiwanis Club of Augusta 2016 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Communications Committee, Grace United Methodist Church 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Education Committee, Grace United Methodist Church 2011 - Present

  • Long Range Planning Executive Committee, Grace United Methodist Church 2009 - Present

    Role: Committee Member