Jane Martin

Professor of Communication, Program Director for Communication

Email: jmartin@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8008

Professional Education

  • Master of Fine Arts – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1993
    • Concentration in film and video
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Lenoir Rhyne College, 1986
    • Communication-Television track
    • Graduated magna cum laude

Awards and Recognitions

  • University of Saint Francis Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award
  • SOCA and Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Exemplary Adviser
  • “Values in Action Award,” University of Saint Francis


  • Martin, J. (September 2010). Show, Don’t Tell: Teaching the Elements of Film Production. In J.A. Kreider & M.K. Winchell (Eds.), Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer (pp. 126-135). Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.
  • Martin, J. (January 2010). A Personal Account of Teaching a First Year Experience Course. The AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education, 7(1).


  • “Broadstrokes” PBS programming, WFWA PBS-4 – direct and oversee five episodes in the fall and five episodes in the spring; ongoing and yearly, 2013-present
  • “Teaming Up With Those DARN Faculty Members” – NACADA Region 5 Conference on Academic Advising; April 2012
  • Willow II panel chair – The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3); June 2008
    • Introduced panel members and led question-and-answer session; invited by conference co-conveners Rhonda Wilcox and David Lavery
  • The Dark Redhead: Willow and her fury or “Are you kidding? She’s like Dark Phoenix up there” – The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3); June 2008
  • “It’s the end of the world. Again?!? Why Buffy Still Matters”; March 2007
  • “Redheads, Witches and Willow: Exploring media stereotypes of redheads through the character of Willow Rosenberg” – University of North Carolina at Greensboro mini-conference; 2007
  • “Buffy in the Classroom: The positive outcomes of adopting BTVS across a curriculum” – The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC2); May 2006
  • Ryan Presentation – A Closer Look Lecture Series, University of Saint Francis; March 2006
  • “Examination of a team-taught intensive course on the Millennium” presented with Dr. Earl Kumfer – Center for Millennial Studies Fourth International Academic Conference; November 1999
  • “Ice-T’s Copkiller” accepted by Ready Reference on Censorship – Salem Press; 1996

Community Service

  • Embassy Theatre Presentations Black and White Series, introductions and question and answer for films – January, February, July 2013
  • WFWA PBS39 Community Advisory Board – 2013-present
  • Fort Wayne Cinema Center Board – 2003-2010
  • Fort Wayne Cinema Center Education Committee – 2000-2010
    • Committee Chair, 2006-2010
  • WFWA PBS39 Community Service Council – 2003-2008
    • Vice President, 2007-2008
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art Text and Textures Show community participant – 2006
  • Community Service Council, City of Fort Wayne – 2001-2003
  • Study Connection, Advisory Committee – 1997-1999

Curriculum Vitae

View Jane Martin’s curriculum vitae.