Dr. Dianne Martin

Senior Faculty Fellow

Dr. C. Dianne Martin is the first ever Senior Faculty Fellow of the NC Study Center. Starting in August 2018 as a carefully selected UNC professor who integrates her academic discipline into conversation with Christian faith and theology, she will teach seminar classes at the NC Study Center, be available to meet with students during office hours, and offer input regarding other programming.

Dr. Martin is a computer scientist and the former Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at George Washington University. She now teaches courses through the UNC Department of Computer Science and the School of Information and Library Sciences.

In the 1960s, Dr. Martin was a programmer for IBM on the Apollo space project. She wrote programs that helped make possible the first moon landing in 1969. During her distinguished career, she was also a program director at the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2000, chief policy officer at GeoTrust from 2000 to 2001, and chair of the GWU computer science department from 2002 to 2005.

Dr. Martin has participated in numerous Study Center seminars, served as a panelist at the 2017 Wilberforce Conference, and voluntarily met with and mentored many undergraduate students. She attends Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Chapel Hill, NC.