Courtney Martin | Towson University


M.Ed., Concentration in At-Risk and Resilient Youth, Goucher College

B.A., Elementary Education,
Goucher College

Areas of Expertise

Leadership education

Curriculum and program development

Positive youth development

Youth risk and protective factors

Learning style differences


Ms. Martin’s career spans thirty-five years, with a focus on developmentally appropriate
practice and teaching and community leadership. She was a classroom teacher and collaborated
with independent schools in Maryland to develop pre-first programs. She was Head of
Lower School for the start-up of an independent Pre-K-12th grade school, establishing
policies, procedures, curriculum, and systems emphasizing leadership education. In
addition, she was Director of Education for early intervention for children with autism.
She has served as an educational consultant for independent and state school initiatives
and developed an educational leadership model and life skills curriculum for at-risk
youth in urban residential homes. Prior to coming to Towson University, she was the
executive director of a nonprofit providing free medical care to communities in Central
and South America.

Since coming to the university in 2010, Ms. Martin has taught undergraduate courses
and done student advising for family and human services majors. In addition, she has
served as a First Year Experience adviser, assisting students in their transition
to Towson University. She has served on department and university committees focused
on universal design and course redesign.

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Courses Taught

  • FMST 201 – Family Resources
  • TSEM 102 – Towson Seminar: Risky Business – Families in Transition
  • FMST 387 – Community Services for Families

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