Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science & International Affairs

While best known for her media career, Martha Zoller has been a small business owner, medical practice manager, editor in chief, writer and former candidate for Congress. She believes women can have it all, just not at the same time. She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Martha is a lifelong learner and is excited to be a part of SPIA and the pursuit of a PhD.

  • BA, University of Georgia 1979, Telecommunications Arts
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Martha Zoller is a conservative strategist, activist, policy expert, and pundit with extensive campaign and government experience. Zoller currently hosts Morning Talk with Martha Zoller on WDUN AM 550 in Gainesville and does communications consulting.

For twenty years, Zoller hosted radio programs and was named to the Talkers Top 100 Radio Shows in America multiple times. She was a regular contributor on Cable and Broadcast News and served as a longtime panelist on Fox 5 Atlanta’s The Georgia Gang from 2000 to 2010.

Zoller attended JCOC 69 and travelled to Iraq in 2005 and 2007 to cover the GWOT. After a close – but unsuccessful bid for Congress – she launched as editor in chief and hosted Georgia’s Morning News for the Georgia News Network.

In September 2014, Martha left the media spotlight to serve as Senior Policy Advisor for Senator David Perdue (R-GA).  Most recently, Zoller worked as a policy advisor, outreach director and surrogate for Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp.

Zoller lives in Gainesville with her husband, Dr. Lin Zoller, and has 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. She attends Gainesville First United Methodist Church.

Of Note
  • ABWA Business Woman of the Year 2003
  • Talkers “Heavy Hundred” Talk Shows in America 2004-2011, 2013, 2014
  • GABBY Best Local Talk Show 1997
  • President, Republican Women of Hall 2014, 2015
  • Rotarian
  • Vice Chair Board of the Buelah Rucker Educational Foundation
  • Board of Directors UGA Alumni Association 2008-2017
  • Board Member Jekyll Island Foundation
Research Interests

As I’m reentering the educational environment after a 30+ year business career, my interests are in researching women in positions of elected leadership, especially in the conservative movement and accuracy in polling in the digital age.