Brittany Martin

Assistant Professor

PhD - Strategy and Global Management, beta gamma sigma

University of Calgary

BEd - Arts Education, with distinction

University of Saskatchewan

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.4221

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Socially empowered learning
  • Arts education
  • Service-learning
  • Organizational resistance to change
  • Innovation adoption
  • Student/employee engagement
  • Non-profit strategy
  • Collaborative culture
  • Youth leadership

Activities

Brittany is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in the fields of education, business and psychology. Her most recent project studies the effects of art-based experiences on mental health capacity building in schools - a collaboration with Alberta Health Services. She also continues advancing work on her socially empowered learning framework, and on her model for increasing AQ (Artistic Intelligence). Brittany’s doctoral work applied cognitive psychology to understand organizational resistance to change away from the status quo within the remote work context. Today, she continues to be a leading expert in this topic. She has presented her research around the world including top, peer-reviewed conferences in business (AoM), psychology (SIOP) and education (AERA).


Biography

Brittany is an Arts Education Specialist with a PhD in Business. Her work sits at the intersection of Learning, Leadership and the Arts with talents in translating learning outcomes into engaging, customized experiences; and in generating new conceptual frameworks for understanding phenomena. As the former Director of the Werklund Youth Leadership Centre, and Lead Researcher of multiple teams, Brittany’s list of collaborators includes the Harvard Leadership Institute, Stanford’s Gardner Centre for Youth, the Rozsa Foundation, Royal Conservatory of Music, and Alberta Health Services. She has extensive experience teaching in class and on-line, and is invited regularly to speak in around the world.

Professional & 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