Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Amy Martin, a member of the USF Mission Council and McGrath Graduate Fellowship Committee, has over twenty years of experience as an administrative leader in the areas of nonprofit management, human resources, and healthcare. Her areas of research interest include the intersections of gender, culture, and ethnicity as both ways of knowing and making meaning of leadership and leading. Her dissertation, entitled Making Meaning of Leadership: A Phenomenology of Italian-American Women Leaders, explored stories of women's lived experience through an intersectional lens.

Dr. Martin teaches classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 


  • Leadership
  • Ethnicity and Culture
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Research Areas

  • Women in leadership
  • Meaning making
  • Gender, culture, and ethnicity
  • Psychological safety


  • Member of the USF Mission Council (2000 - 2024)


  • Gonzaga University, PhD in Leadership Studies, 2018
  • Dominican University of California, MA in Humanities, 2007
  • University of San Francisco, BA in Human Communication, 1996

Prior Experience

  • Corporate Trainer, Managed Health Network
  • Human Resources, Dignity St. Joseph Health

Selected Publications

  • Gambrell, K., Martin, A., and Mungaray, K. (2017). Psychological Safety and the Impetus Towards Activism After the 2016 Presidential Election. Journal of Hate Studies. Spokane, WA.

  • (Conference Presentation) International Leadership Association, Annual Conference, 2018

  • (Conference Presentation) Paper Panel Presentation: Theorizing Authentic Leadership Using Feminist and Intersectional Frameworks

  • International Leadership Association, Women’s Leadership Affinity Conference, 2015 Paper Presentation: Who Watches Your Children While You are at Work?