"In literature it is only the wild that attracts us. Dullness is but another name for tameness. . . . A truly good book is something as natural, and as unexpectedly and unaccountably fair and perfect, as a wild-flower discovered on the prairies of the West or in the jungles of the East."
--"Walking," 1862, Henry David Thoreau
- B.A. Xavier University, 1983
- M.A. Saint Louis University, 1988
- Ph.D. University of Kansas, 1997
Dr. Martin specializes in nonfiction writing, environmental literature, and American literature.