Faculty

Dr. Brenden Martin

Professor | Director, Public History

Dr. Brenden Martin
615-898-2643
Room 224C, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee (1997)
  • M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1991)
  • B.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1989)

Areas of Expertise

Heritage Tourism
Museum Studies
U.S. South

Biography

Selected Publications
Martin, Brenden, and June Hall McCash. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Donning Press, 2012.

Tourism in the Mountain South: A Double Edged Sword. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007.

Cane River National Heritage Area: Master Interpretive Plan. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2004.

Selected A... Read More »
Selected Publications
Martin, Brenden, and June Hall McCash. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Donning Press, 2012.

Tourism in the Mountain South: A Double Edged Sword. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007.

Cane River National Heritage Area: Master Interpretive Plan. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2004.

Selected Awards
Public Service Award, 2008, MTSU Foundation.

Tennessee Association of Museums “Best Exhibit” award (2007) for “Recovering Their Story: African Americans at the Davis Plantation, 1850-1925,” a collaborative project with the Sam Davis Home.

Tennessee Association of Museums Commendation (2005) for “Turning Point: The Modernization of Smith County, 1880-1930,” a collaborative project with the Smith County Heritage Museum

Works in Progress
Jekyll Island: The State Era (research and manuscript in progress)

Undergraduate Courses Taught
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, The Sunbelt

Graduate Courses Taught
HIST 6510/7510—Seminar in Public History
HIST 6220/7220—Seminar in Public Programming for Historical Organizations
HIST 6535/7535—Essentials of Museum Management
HIST 6540/7540—Seminar: Museum Management
HIST 6545/7545—Seminar in Management of Collections for Historical Origanizations
HIST 6993/7993—Current Issues in Pubic History Practice
HIST 7991—Residency Colloquium

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631