James I. Martin

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director, MSW Program; McSilver Faculty Fellow
(212) 998-9095

Areas of Expertise

History and construction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities; social and economic justice issues; and health and mental health disparities among LGBT populations


Dr. James I. Martin received a PhD in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MSW from the University of Michigan. His research is associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities, and health and mental health disparities among LGBT populations. He has particular interests in the impact of sociohistorical changes on identity and development; victimization and other social and economic justice issues among LGBT populations; and special issues in research methods with LGBT populations.

In the MSW program he has taught the elective Contemporary LGBT Issues and most of the required courses in Practice and Research, and in the PhD program he has taught Introductory Statistics and the Dissertation Proseminar. Dr. Martin's most recent studies have examined victimization and coping among gay and bisexual men, and the treatment of LGBT issues in American social work education. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Martin was Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previous to entering academic life, he maintained a private clinical practice in Chicago and led Hartgrove Hospital's Department of Social Work. Dr. Martin is the founder and co-chair of the Caucus of LGBT Faculty and Students in Social Work, and a member of the NASW National Committee on LGBT Issues. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State.