John Martin has more than 30 years of federal service with the Department of Interiors Bureau of Land Management and Minerals Management Service and the Department of Agriculture. He joined Boise State in 2000 as a lecturer teaching economics. Before coming to Boise, John taught business and economics in California and Nevada community colleges. John developed the first online classes in principles of macro and microeconomics and was the sole online instructor of principles classes for many years. In addition to teaching, John also represented the Department of Economics on the COBE Curriculum Improvement and Assessment Committee and was the instructor for the boot camp for Intermediate Microeconomics.
Martin studied marine economics at Oregon State University, has a master of natural resource economics from the University of Nevada and a bachelor of science in agricultural business management from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
In his retirement, Martin will continue going to sporting events at Boise State, in particular, the football games on the Blue. He will miss working with young people and those young at heart in their pursuit of academic excellence, but he is glad to have the opportunity to spend more time with his wife and his family.
The faculty in the Department of Economics wish John the best as he begins his retirement. He has made a significant contribution to the students of Boise State University and to the Department of Economics. He will be missed!