Holly E. Martin
Associate Dean for Advising and Academic Programs
Faculty Rank: Professional Specialist
Dr. Martin is associate dean for advising and academic programs in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies (FYS) and holds the rank of professional specialist. She works primarily with students intending to study in either the College or Arts and Letters or the Mendoza College of Business.
A winner of the University’s Dockweiller Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, she specializes in advising theory and practice, engaged learning strategies, and intensive academic advising practices. Martin is active in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) as a publications advisory board member and an editorial advisory review member. She is the past chair of NACADA’s Advising First-Year Students Interest Group. Additionally, she is a member of the Indiana University, Bloomington, Journal of Academic Advising, Advisory Board.
Martin recently co-edited the book Academic Advising and the First Year of College for NACADA and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She has also published on advising core competencies, advising learning outcomes, creating and using advising e-portfolios, integrative advising and student-athletes, and practices for engaging students in advising.
In addition to advising first-year student-athletes, students in the Glynn Family Honors, Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars, and other merit scholars programs, Martin is chair of the First Year of Studies National Conference on Advising Highly Talented Undergraduates and directs the First Year Advising ePortfolio progam.
Martin earned her B.A. in history and literature from St. Olaf College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in literature from Notre Dame. Her areas of special interest and expertise are American, British, and Irish drama as well as interdisciplinary and cross-cultural arts, and she has recently taught classes on “Global Arts and Identity” and “Shakespeare: Plays Within Plays.”