Contact:  Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

Centenary College Names Dr. Christopher L. Martin New Dean of the Frost School of Business and Linco Chair Holder 
  Dr. Christopher L. Martin

SHREVEPORT --  Dr. Christopher L. Martin of Shreveport has joined Centenary College of Louisiana as the new dean of the Frost School of Business.  Following a national search, Centenary selected Dr. Martin for the post vacated by Dr. Barrie Richardson, who retired in May after 18 years at Centenary. 

In addition to serving as dean, Dr. Martin is one of four endowed chair holders Centenary will install during its President's Convocation on Aug. 21.  He will hold the Rudy and Jeannie Linco Eminent Scholars Chair of Business Administration. 

Prior to joining Centenary, Dr. Martin was professor and chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

He earned his Ph.D. from the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fields of organizational behavior and human resource management. He completed his masterís work at Southern Methodist University and his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University. 

Dr. Martin's writings have addressed organizational fairness, anger and disruptive workplace behavior, technologically driven change, organizational downsizing, human resource management strategy, trust, and leadership. His most recent research has combined his two dominant interests: organizational fairness and organizational change. He has focused specifically on the means by which organizations can maintain productivity and morale in the wake of layoffs and the means by which speedy re-employment can occur for those who have lost their jobs. 

His research has appeared in numerous journals, including The Journal of Applied Psychology, The Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, OBHDP, and Administrative Sciences Quarterly. In addition, the managerial implications of this work have been noted by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, USA Today and Business Week.  Dr. Martin is also the lead author of the new McGraw-Hill/Irwin text, HRM From A to Z.

Dr. Martin is married to Shreveport native Kathryn Kerlin Martin. They are the parents of three sons, Harrison, 6; Holden, 11; and Christopher Jr., 14.

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