Marc Martin comes from a diverse experiential and practical background. He holds a BFA in painting from USF and has completed graduate work in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and San Francisco State University. He also received a Masters degree in Conflict Management from San Francisco State University. He studied mediation and negotiation at the Harvard Law School and has been trained in arbitration by the American Arbitration Association. He holds a doctorate in Humanistic Psychology from Saybrook University. He currently maintains a mediation private practice, continues to print lithographs and monotypes, and teaches Public Speaking in the Rhetoric department at USF, as well as various communication related courses in the Communication Studies departments at Holy Names University and San Francisco State. His light-hearted teaching style is geared to all learning styles since different students tend to effectively learn in different ways. He utilizes teaching techniques that reach out to the sensory, intuitive, visual, verbal, active and reflective learners in the class.