Dr. William Martin
An Irish lad and family man, NU English professor William Martin has been a faculty member at Niagara University for 32 years. However, he has been a part of the NU community much longer.
Martin received his undergrad in English literature at the University at Buffalo and then sailed over the bridges to receive his master's here at NU. Martin was encouraged and inspired to attend Notre Dame for his ph.D. by a previous NU English department head, Leo Maloney.
Martin discovered his passion and calling in life to be a professor while sitting in on a romantic literature class at UB. He discovered a sheer joy for literature and enjoyed the shared passion among his fellow students and professors.
Martin's passions include British and Irish literature. He teaches courses in these subjects. During class, he enjoys referring to works by Thomas Hardy, W. H. Auden and, one of his personal favorites, William Butler Yates. He has written for various professional journals, including the Irish Times and the English Journal.He has also presented his work at various conferences.
Martin likes to bring his ideas through his scholarly work to his students and bring his students' ideas to conferences. Currently he is working on a presentation about Charles Dickens' work as a journalist in his early career.
Martin lives with his wife, Honor and has two children: Meghan and Brenden.