Terry Martin headshot

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Terry Martin

Terry Martin headshotProfessor of English

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Terry Martin is a professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University, where he has taught since 1989. He is the author of “Rhetorical Deception in the Short Fiction of Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville” (Mellen 1999) and a translation of Anacristina Rossi’s “La loca de Gandoca” (“The Madwoman of Gandoca,” Mellen 2006). In addition, he has published various articles on authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Vladimir Nabokov, John Barth, Tim O’Brien and Gloria Anzaldúa. His teaching interests include 19th century American literature, literary theory and nature writing, but he equally enjoys teaching freshmen courses such as the workshop in exposition and argument and Baldwin Wallace’s new freshman year experience. For many years, Martin served as the co-director of Baldwin Wallace University’s study-abroad program and seminar in Ecuador, and he is fluent in spoken and written Spanish. He is also currently working on a book of creative nonfiction with the provisional title, “The Tao of Beachcombing,” which explores his relationship to the natural environment. As a self-styled “nature junkie,” he finished hiking the Appalachian Trail in August 2014, and he has been pursuing a passion for landscape and wildlife photography since 2010, winning a number of regional awards for his photography. His first photo exhibition is scheduled for fall 2016 in Ritter Library, and in spring 2106 he will be giving a public multimedia presentation on hiking the Appalachian Trail. Finally, he is the advisor of the BW running club and a member of the faculty senate and executive committee.