James Martinez

Dr. James Michael "Mike" Martinez

Part-Time Faculty, Political Science

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Mike Martinez has taught political science and public administration courses at several Georgia universities, including Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and the University of Georgia. Visit him online at www.jmichaelmartinez.com.


  • Doctorate – public administration – University of Georgia
  • Doctorate – political science – Georgia State University
  • Master’s – public policy – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master’s – public administration – University of Georgia
  • Other – law – Emory University School of Law

Academic Interests

  • Southern history (especially the Civil War and Reconstruction)
  • Race in America
  • Environmental politics and policy
  • Public administration ethics
  • Judicial politics


  • Congressional Lions: Trailblazing Members of Congress and How They Shaped American History (Lexington Books, 2019)
  • Political Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. History: The Lasting Effects of Gun Violence Against American Political Leaders (Carrel Books, 2017)
  • Environmental Sustainability and American Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future (Lexington Books, 2016)
  • A Long Dark Night: Race in America from Jim Crow to World War II (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
  • The Safety of the Kingdom: Government Responses to Subversive Threats (Carrel Books, 2015)
  • The Greatest Criminal Cases: Changing the Course of American Law (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2014)
  • American Environmentalism: Philosophy, History, and Public Policy (CRC Press, 2014)
  • Terrorist Attacks on American Soil: From the Civil War Era to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012)
  • Coming for to Carry Me Home: Race in America from Abolitionism to Jim Crow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012)
  • Public Administration Ethics for the 21st Century (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009)
  • Administrative Ethics in the Twenty-first Century (with William D. Richardson, Peter Lang Publishers, 2008)
  • Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, and the Ku Klux Klan: Exposing the Invisible Empire During Reconstruction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)
  • Life and Death in Civil War Prisons (Rutledge Hill Press, 2004)
  • The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-first Century (a co-edited collection, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)
  • Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South (a co-edited collection, University Press of Florida, 2000)
  • Ethics and Character: The Pursuit of Democratic Virtues (a co-edited collection, Carolina Academic Press, 1998)