The Education Alliance

Higher Education Excellence, Innovation, and Experience

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Dr. James Martin was the first consultant to join the Samels Group, the precursor to The Education Alliance, in the late 1980s.  Since that time, Dr. Martin has joined Dr. Samels in writing, lecturing and consulting to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations, nationally and internationally.  

Dr. Martin holds an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from Colby College, a Master of Divinity from Boston University and a Doctoral Degree in English Literature and Religion from Boston University’s Graduate School of Arts of Sciences.  Dr. Martin previously served as a faculty member at Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts and as Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Mount Ida College.  He has taught courses in higher education management in the graduate program of education at Boston College, and he continues as a tenured professor of English at Mount Ida.

Dr. Martin received a Fulbright Fellowship to study mergers within the University of London system.  He is also an ordained United Methodist Minister.

With Dr. Samels, he has authored five books with the Johns Hopkins University Press:  Merging Colleges for Mutual Growth (1994), and First Among Equals: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer (1997), Presidential Transition in Higher Education (2004), Turnaround:  Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence (2009), and The Sustainable University (2012).  

He has co-written a column on higher education, “Higher Ed 101,” for the Boston Business Journal since 1994.  He also co-hosted “Future Shock In Higher Education,” the nation’s only regularly scheduled talk television program on higher education for the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications (MCET) satellite learning network from 1994 to 1999.

Dr. Michael Healy,

       Research Fellow

John Martin Doggett,

       Headmaster Emeritus, Governors         Academy, Founding Member,

        Alliance Prep

Dr. James E. Samels,

       President and CEO

Dr. James E. Samels

Arlene Lieberman, Esq.,

       Senior Associate,

        Samels Associates, Attorneys at Law

Arlene Lieberman, Esq. Dr. James Martin

Dr. James Martin,

       Senior Academic Advisor

Dr. Lisa Wyatt,

       Senior Consultant

Dr. Lisa Wyatt

Dr. Charles Combs,

       Senior Consultant

Dr. Charles Combs Dr. Michael Healy

Jonathan Reinsdorf,

       Senior Analyst and Advisor to CEO,

        Partner, Stonegate Alliance

Jonathan Reinsdorf John Martin Doggett