Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology
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+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3121

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He is an Assistant Professor of sociology at Trinity Western University. He holds Bachelor degrees in Theology (Ambassador College) and Sociology (Wilfrid Laurier University) as well as Masters in Family Studies (University of British Columbia). His Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology of Family was also conducted at the University of British Columbia. In addition to his interests in religion and family, he also has research interests in family structure, the interaction of the institutions of work and family as well as cohabitation and union formation patterns over the life course. His work has been published in the Journal of Adolescent Research, Journal of Family Theory and Review and International Migration Review. He has also co-authored Families Across the Life Course and Family Theories as well as contributed to edited volumes on the topic of fertility and work. His most recent publication looks at the application of optimal matching analysis to the study of family development. Todd Martin is a member of the National Council on Family Relations and is a Certified Family Life Educator. In addition to his academic work, he has also been active in the local church as an ordained minister for over thirty years.

Research & Scholarship


University of British Columbia    

Ph.D.  -  Sociology  2013

M.A. - Family Studies -  1999

Wilfrid Laurier University

B.A.  - Sociology - 1996

Ambassador University


Recent Publications

Martin, T. F. (2015). Advancing dynamic family theories: Applying optimal matching analysis to family research.  Journal of Family Theory and Review, 7.483–503.

 White, J. M., Klein, D.M. & Martin, T. F. (2014). Family theories (4th ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 Martin, T.F. (2013). Computer Widows and Orphans. In V. Smith & J. G. Golson (Eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Fuller, S. & Martin, T. F. (2012). Exploring immigrant employment trajectories in Canada: A sequence-oriented approach. 138-190.

White, J.M., Martin, T. F. & Bartolic, S. (2012). . Scarborough, Ontario: Pearson Education Canada.

Lauster, N., Martin, T. F. & White, J.M. (2011). Changing Children and Changing Cultures: Immigration as a Source Of Fertility and the Assumptions Of Assimilation. In G. Allen & N. Lauster (Eds.). Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press. 

Martin, T. F., White, J.M. & Perlman, D. (2003). Religious Socialization: A test of the ‘Channeling Hypothesis’ of Parental Influence On Adolescent Faith Maturity. 160-187


Family theory, families across the life course, cohabitation, union formation patterns, religion and family