University of Calgary

Brittany Harker Martin

  • Assistant Professor

Profile

Brittany’s work sits at the intersection of Arts, Leadership, and Learning. She is an Arts Education Specialist (B.Ed, Arts Ed: art, dance, drama, literature, music) with a PhD in Strategy and Global Management (beta gamma sigma). Her expertise spans arts integration, workshop/program design, professional development, the virtual workplace, collaboration, innovation, and cognition. Her talent is in translating learning outcomes into engaging, customized learning experiences. She has taught every age group (preschool to grad school), excels at public speaking, and has extensive experience in the classroom and teaching on-line. Brittany is an interdisciplinary scholar, currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Leadership at the Werklund School of Education with past positions at the Haskayne School of Business (UofC), and the Bissett School of Business (MRU). Dr. Martin is the Director of the Werklund Youth Leadership Centre and Lead Researcher of the Socially Empowered Learning Program (see below).

Research and Scholarly Activity

Brittany is an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests in the fields of business, psychology, and education. She is currently the Lead Researcher of the Socially Empowered Learning Research Program, funded by the Rozsa Foundation. This research project uses quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze the effects of pedagogical programs on student engagement, ethical mindset, entrepreneurial thinking, and other variables. The current pilot measures the effects of programs using arts integrated collective creation and educational social entrepreneurship, with findings that directly connect to Alberta’s Inspired Education initiative. Brittany also conducts research on Social Empowerment in the workplace through her model on Engagement and Attraction through Social Empowerment, or EASE. Brittany’s doctoral studies applied cognitive psychology to understand organizational resistance to change away from the status quo within the telework /virtual workplace context, and she continues to be a leading expert in this field as well. She is regularly invited to present at international conferences across the disciplines of business, psychology, and education with recent presentations at top, peer-reviewed conferences in each field (i.e. AoM, SIOP, and AERA).

Education

PhD, Strategy and Global Management, beta gamma sigma
University of Calgary, Alberta

BEd, Arts Education, with distinction
University of Regina, Saskatchewan

Professional and Community Affiliations

Dr. Martin is the Associate Director of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education. She is also the founder of the Leadership Education Academic Research Network (LEARN), an interdisciplinary collaboration of individuals affiliated with leadership initiatives at the University of Calgary, and abroad. She has worked with many schools in the Calgary School Board of Education, and is a consultant for private, public, and non-profit organizations. She contributes to the Alberta Fine Arts curriculum redesign initiative as a member of the CBE Fine Arts Standing Committee, and is also an active member of InSEA, NAEA, AoM, CSSE, and AERA (see below). With her PhD in Strategy and Global Management from an AASCB accredited school, she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honours society for studies in business.

  • Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education, Associate Director
  • CBE Fine Arts Standing Committee
  • The Leadership Store, Associate
  • FASC – Fine and Performing Arts Committee, Calgary Board of Education
  • InSEA – International Society for Education through Art
  • NAEA – National Art Education Association
  • AoM – Academy of Management
  • CSSE – Canadian Society for the Study of Education
  • AERA – American Educational Research Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma – International Honors Society for Studies in Business

Publications

Martin, B.D. (2014). Arts Integration as Socially Empowered Learning: Research Proposal for the Effect of Arts Integration on Student Engagement in the Middle Years, Conference Program, 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), July, 2014.

Hambley, L. A., MacDonnell, R., Martin, B.H., O'Neill, T.A., & Wright-Schwietz, S. (2014). Workshift, Telework, Flexwork: The Psychology of Work Outside the Office, Conference Program, 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, May 2014.

Martin, B.H. (2014) Reaching Out and Drawing In: A Conceptual Framework for Socially Empowered Learning and Student Engagement, Conference Proceedings, American Educational Research Academy, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.

Martin, B.H. (2014) Pedagogy of the Socially Empowered: The Impact of Arts Integration on Student Engagement in the Middle Years, Conference Paper Presentation, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2014.

Martin, B.H. (2013) Arts Integration as Socially Empowered Learning: Research Proposal for The Effect of Arts Integration on Student Engagement in the Middle Years, in press.

Martin, B.H. (2013) Why Aren't the Arts in Business Schools? The Illegitimacy of the Arts Inside the Iron Cage, Conference Proceedings, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Martin, B.H. (2012) Unsticking the Status Quo: Strategic Framing Intervention Effects on the Organizational Bias Against Telework, Conference Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (August).

Martin, B.H. (2012) Has Telework Been Framed? The Influence of Framing Effects on the Telework Adoption Decision in Organizations, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Martin, B.H. and MacDonnell, R. (2012) Is Telework Effective for Organizations? Meta-Analysis of the Perceptions on Telework and Organizational Outcomes. Management Research Review, Vol 25(7), pp. 602-616.

Martin, B.H. (2010) Changing Minds and the Status Quo: Understanding the Organizational Bias Against Telework. Conference Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Martin, B.H. and MacDonnell, R. (2009) Is Telework Effective for Organizations? Meta-Analysis of the Perceptions on Telework and Organizational Outcomes. Conference Proceedings, Southern Management Association, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

Martin, B.H. (2009) Teaching the Arts as a Second Language: Acquisition of Artistic Languages within an Arts Integrated Curriculum. Conference Proceedings, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Oahu, Hawaii.

Awards

Rozsa Foundation Gift 2013-2015   $162,500.00
SSHRC Score 4A & Enhancement Grant Award   $    1,000.00
Haskayne PhD Travel Grant 2010    $    1,500.00  
URGC Grant Award 2009   $    1,800.00
University of Calgary Doctoral Teaching Fellowship 2009   $    6,000.00
Haskayne PhD Travel Grant 2008    $    1,500.00
Graduate Research Scholarships (2006 - 2010)           $  59,056.00
Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards(2006 – 2010)   $  32,400.00
Margaret Messer Scholarship, 1996   $    1,000.00
Outstanding Paper Award Winner, Emerald Publishing 2013    
Myrtle McGee Prize Nominee, 1996    
Photograph of Brittany Harker Martin
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