Dr. Dianne Martin

Senior Faculty Fellow

Dr. C. Dianne Martin serves as a Senior Faculty Fellow of the NC Study Center. In addition to designing and leading seminars, she hosts occasional office hours, serves as a mentor to students and consults with our staff on Study Center 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 mentors several undergraduate students. She is an active member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Chapel Hill, NC.