Joanne Martin is the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). She began her academic career at Smith College, earning a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1968, with a minor in psychology. Her first job was with a psychology-oriented consulting firm, McBer and Company, where she designed and directed research projects and training programs for government agencies and industrial clients. After 5 years of consulting, she returned to academia, this time to Harvard University where she earned a Ph.D. in social psychology, with a minor in sociological statistics. Her career as researcher and teacher at Stanford began in 1977. In the early 1990s, she was Director of Doctoral Programs at the Stanford GSB.
Professor Martin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management. She has been a visiting scholar at business schools in Australia and Denmark. Her numerous publications include Cultures in Organizations: Three Perspectives published by Oxford University Press, and Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain, Sage Publications (due out in July 2001). She was awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School in March, 2001.
Recently she was awarded the Distinguished Educator Award of the Academy of Management. The award from the Academy cited her "extraordinary contribution of time, talent, and compassion to the learning and development of doctoral students and junior faculty." In the academic world of top business schools, Professor Martin has been a pioneer, first for being one of the few women on the faculty for more than a decade, and second for being honored not just for her research, but also for her mentoring.