Affiliated Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy

Professional Website

J. Michael Martinez teaches political science and public administration courses at several Georgia universities, most recently at Georgia Gwinnett College and the University of Georgia.

Education
  •  Ph.D., The University of Georgia 2009, Public Administration
  • M.S.P.P., The Georgia Institute of Technology 2002, Public Policy
  • Ph.D., Georgia State University 1995, Political Science
  • M.P.A., The University of Georgia 1991, Public Administration
  • J.D., Emory University 1987, Law
  • B.A., Furman University 1984, Political Science and Philosophy
Areas of Expertise
  •  Administrative law
  • Administrative ethics
  • Southern history and politics
  • Environmental law and politics
Selected Publications

 

  • Martinez, J. Michael. Congressional Pathfinders: “First” Members of Congress and How They Shaped American History. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Congressional Giants: Influential Leaders of Congress and How They Shaped American History. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Congressional Lions: Trailblazing Members of Congress and How They Shaped American History. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Political Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. History: The Lasting Effects of Gun Violence Against American Political Leaders. New York: Carrel Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Environmental Sustainability and American Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. A Long Dark Night: Race in America from Jim Crow to World War II. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. The Safety of the Kingdom: Government Responses to Subversive Threats. New York: Carrel Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. The Greatest Criminal Cases: Changing the Course of American Law. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, 2014.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. American Environmentalism: Philosophy, History, and Public Policy. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, an Imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Terrorist Attacks on American Soil: From the Civil War Era to the Present. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “Managing Scientific Uncertainty in Medical Decision Making: The Case of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.” Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 37, 1 (February 2012): 6-27.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Coming For to Carry Me Home: Race in America from Abolitionism to Jim Crow. The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
  • Brudney, Jeffrey L., and Martinez, J. Michael. “Teaching Administrative Ethics in Nonprofit Management: Recommendations to Improve Degrees, Certificates, and Concentration Programs.” Journal of Public Affairs Education 16, 2 (Spring 2010): 181-206.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Public Administration Ethics for the Twenty-first Century. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, 2009.
  • Martinez, J. Michael, and Richardson, William D. Administrative Ethics in the Twenty-first Century. Teaching Texts in Law & Politics Series. Vol. 28. Edited by David A. Schultz. New York: Peter Lang USA, 2008.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “The Luevano Consent Decree and Public Personnel Reform.” Public Personnel Management 37, 3 (Fall 2008): 327-338.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klan: Exposing the Invisible Empire During Reconstruction. The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Views of Nature in the Early American Republic.” Politics & Policy 33, 3 (September 2005): 522-552.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. Life and Death in Civil War Prisons: The Parallel Torments of Corporal John Wesley Minnich, C.S.A. and Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 2004.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “Liability and Volunteer Organizations: A Survey of the Law.” Nonprofit Management & Leadership 14, 2 (Winter 2003): 151-169.
  • Martinez, J. Michael; Richardson, William D.; and Hornsby, D. Brandon, editors. The Leviathan’s Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-first Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “The Carter Administration and the Evolution of American Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1977-1981.” Journal of Policy History 14, 3 (Summer 2002): 261-292.
  • Martinez, J. Michael, and Richardson, William D. “The Federalist Papers and Legal Interpretation.” South Dakota Law Review 45, 2 (Summer 2000): 307-333.
  • Martinez, J. Michael; Richardson, William D.; and McNinch-Su, Ron, editors. Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2000.
  • Thrower, Alex W., and Martinez, J. Michael. “Reconciling Anthropocentrism and Biocentrism Through Adaptive Management: The Case of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Public Risk Perception.” The Journal of Environment & Development 9, 1 (March 2000): 68-97.
  • Thrower, Alex W., and Martinez, J. Michael. “Hazardous Materials Transportation in an Age of Devolution.” The American Review of Public Administration 29, 2 (June 1999): 167-189.
  • Cagle, M. Christine; Martinez, J. Michael; and Richardson, William D. “Privatizing Professional Licensing Boards: Self-Governance or Self-Interest?” Administration & Society, 30, 6 (January 1999): 734-770.
  • Richardson, William D.; Martinez, J. Michael; and Stewart, Kerry R., editors. Ethics and Character: The Pursuit of Democratic Virtues. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1998.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “Law Versus Ethics: Reconciling Two Concepts of Public Service Ethics.” Administration & Society 29, 6 (January 1998): 690-722.
  • Martinez, J. Michael. “State Displays of Confederate Symbols: Legal Challenges and the Political Question Doctrine.” Southeastern Political Review 25, 1 (March 1997): 163-180.