Jason Martin

Associate Professor
Ph: 8162351337


Dr. Martin’s teaching experience includes courses in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, qualitative methods, persuasion, and public speaking. He currently teaches the department’s Research Seminar in Communication Studies (capstone course) and a writing intensive version of Intercultural Communication.

Dr. Martin has collaborated on various projects addressing an array of communication topics. He has presented his work at regional, national, and international conferences, has several publications under review and in progress, and co-authored a chapter in The Sage Handbook of Communication and Instruction (2010).

Dr. Martin’s research focuses on cross-cultural adaptation, especially first-year university students and the transitional effect on retention. He recently appeared on an NPR affiliate to discuss helping college students succeed and remain in school. He currently is the department’s co-assessor, chairs the Academic Review Subcommittee for UMKC’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, is a member of the IAC Executive Council, serves on UMKC’s Access to Success Delivery Team, and is a member of the 2014-2015 University of Missouri Faculty Scholars Program.


2011 Ph.D., Communication University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2003 M.A., Journalism and Communication The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2000 B.S., Communication, Honors University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2000 B.S.B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Intercultural Communication, Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Qualitative Methods, and Narrative/Story Telling