Lori L. Martin was named the Erich and Lea Sternberg Honors Professor at Louisiana State University. Established in 1996, the professorship is the highest award conferred to faculty by the Ogden Honors College at the university.
“I am very proud to be associated with the Ogden Honors College,” Professor Martin said. “Long before it was popular for colleges and departments, the leadership of the Honors College has been committed to diversity. I’m so proud to be associated with a college that’s really concerned about the student experience and student success.”
Dr. Martin is a professor of sociology and a professor of African and African American studies. Dr. Martin joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 2013, after teaching at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Her latest book, America in Denial: How Race-Fair Policies Reinforce Racial Inequality in America (State University of New York Press, 2021) will be published in May. Among her earlier books is Big Box Schools: Race, Education, and the Danger of the Wal-Martization of Public Schools in America (Lexington Books, 2015).
Professor Martin is a graduate of Fordham University in The Bronx, New York. She earned a master’s degree in applied public affairs at the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University at Albany of the State University of New York System.