Professor Emerita

407 Warde Hall
319-363-1323 ext. 1551

BA  College of St. Benedict
MA  Vanderbilt University
PhD  Vanderbilt University

After 26 years as a member of the religious studies faculty at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Charlotte Martin was granted professor emeritus status at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony, May 21.

Martin received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She holds masters and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University, with an emphasis in systematic theology. Martin began her career at Mount Mercy in 1991.

Published in 2002, Martin is the author of “Dynamics of Hope: Eternal Life and Daily Christian Living.” In 2011, she presented a paper titled "University Education as Trojan Horse for the Common Good” at the National Newman Association annual conference at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. She has also been a regular speaker at Mount Mercy, in local churches, and throughout the community on a variety of topics.

Martin has returned to St. John’s University to participate in their visiting scholars program during sabbaticals. She has been a longtime member of Women for Peace Iowa and advocates for peace and justice through several other affiliations and activities. She is also an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.

An avid cat fancier, Martin can be counted on to share a story about her cat’s latest antics. She also enjoys reading, keeping up with current events, and Iowa Public Television.