Dr. Vivian Martin

Department Chair


Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 41706

Phone: 860-832-2776

Email: MartinV@ccsu.edu

Office Hours

Mon: 1:00-4:30pm

Tues: 12:00-1:30pm

Wed: 1:00-4:30pm

Thur: 12:00-1:30pm

Or by appointment

Prior to becoming a professor, I worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance magazine writer and, in the late 1990s, for companies on that then-foreign place called the World Wide Web. As a reporter I worked for The Hartford Courant and Connecticut Law Tribune, covering issues ranging from city housing to business. As a freelance magazine writer, my work has appeared in magazines as different as Black Enterprise, Women’s World and Scientific American. From 1997 to 2003, I wrote a biweekly op-ed column for The Hartford Courant, a number of which were published in newspapers around the country. My book publishing includes writing mass market (Astrocycles), scholarly book chapters, and co-editing a book on research methodology, Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method, and Work of Barney Glaser(co-editor, Astrid Gynnild). I was cofounding editor of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication. Among my current projects is a book that is part memoir, social history and critique as it maps the reconfiguration of racial attitudes from the 1960s through Obama.


Ph.D. Union Institute and University, 2004

Teaching, 2014-2015


JRN370 Today’s News in Context
JRN 384 Journalism History


JRN371 Reporting Cultural Diversity
JRN450 Journalism Studies Abroad: British Media Culture: News, Fashion, Sports, Design.


Research list

  • News Reception
  • Journalism and Public Discourse
  • American Cultural Politics
  • Grounded Theory Methodology and Qualitative Methodologies