Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Sociology
Office
Upper RNT
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3121

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Todd Martin is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Trinity Western University. Dr. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in theology and sociology as well as Masters of Arts in family studies. His Doctorate of Philosophy in sociology of family was conducted at the University of British Columbia. In addition to his interests in religion and family, he also has research interests in family theory, family structure, the interaction of the institutions of work and family as well as union formation patterns over the life course. He is co-author of Families Across the Life Course (Pearson 2012) and Family Theories – An Introduction  (Sage 2019). His research has been published in the Journal of Adolescent Research, Journal of Family Theory, Marriage and Family Review as well as International Migration Review. He is managing editor of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Todd Martin is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and is a Certified Family Life Educator.

Research & Scholarship

Selected Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions

Book Chapters

Martin, T. F. (2019). Family Systems Theory. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships, 1st Edition (pp. 354–357). United States: Gale A Cengage Company.

Martin, T. F. (2019). Family Development Theory. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships, 1st Edition (pp. 293–296). United States: Gale a Cengage Company.

Martin, T. F. (2013). Computer widows and orphans. In Sociology of Work. Sage Publications.

Martin, T. (2011). Changing children and changing cultures: Immigration as a source of fertility and the assumptions of assimilation. In The end of childhood. Canada: University of British Columbia Press.

Books

White, J. M., Martin, T. F., & Adamsons, K. M. (2019). Family theories (p. 360). United States: Sage Publications.

White, J. M., Klein, D. M., & Martin, T. F. (2014). Family theories. Sage Publications.

White, J. M., Martin, T. F., & Bartolic, S. (2012). Families across the life course. Pearson Education Canada.

Journal Articles

Martin, T. F. (2020). Toward a Theory of Fertility and Ethnic Social Capital. Marriage & Family Review, 56(1), 1–19.

Martin, T. (2019). Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Issue. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 1(50), 1–2.

Martin, T. (2018). A New Chapter. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 1(49), 9.

Martin, T. (2018). Family Development Theory 30 Years Later. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 10(1), 40–69.

Martin, T. (2015). Advancing dynamic family theories: Applying optimal matching analysis to family research. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 7(4), 482–497.

Fuller, S., & Martin, T. F. (2012). Exploring immigrant employment trajectories in Canada: A sequence-oriented approach. International Migration Review, 46, 138–190.

Martin, T. (2003). Religious socialization: A test of the “channeling hypothesis” of parental influence on adolescent faith maturity. Journal of Adolescent Research.

Presentations

Martin, T. F. (2020, February). Theory Guided Family Research. International Conference on Social Change and the Family: A Sociological Perspective on Family and Mate Selection in Contemporary. India.

Martin, T. F. (2020, February). Theory Guided Mate Selection in India. International Conference on Social Change and the Family: A Sociological Perspective on Family and Mate Selection in Contemporary. India.

Martin, T. (2018, November). Family Development Theory. Theory Construction and Research Methodology. United States.

Martin, T. (2017, April). Family Structures and Measurements for Studying Families: A Project. Northwest Council of Family Relations Spring Conference. United States.

Martin, T. (2017, April). The social significance of defining the family. Civitas twenty-first national conference. Canada.

Martin, T. (2016, November). Family structures and measurements for studying families: A project. Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop - Families and Human Rights: Promise and Vulnerability in the 21st Century. United States.

Martin, T. (2016, November). Family life cycle and development perspective genealogy 30 years later. Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop - Families and Human Rights: Promise and Vulnerability in the 21st Century. United States.

Martin, T. (2016, June). Family stress theory across time. International conference on family ecology: Empowering families amidst global challenges. Philippines.

Education

Ph.D. - Sociology - 2013, University of British Columbia

M.A. - Family Studies - 1999, University of British Columbia

B.A. - Sociology - 1996, Wilfrid Laurier University

B.A.- Theology - 1985, Ambassador University

Affiliations & Memberships

  • International Sociological Association
  • Canadian Sociological Association
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Certified Family Life Educator

Expertise

  • Family theory
  • Families across the life course
  • Cohabitation
  • Union formation patterns
  • Religion and family

Courses Taught

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 221 Sociology of Family

SOCI 305 Adolescent and Emerging Adult

SOCI 390 Gender Work & Family