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Martin Golson

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Upon retiring from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service, Martin Golson earned his Bachelors degree in Mathematics Education and a Masters of Arts in Education, Instructional Technology from Austin Peay State University. As an undergraduate student, he served as a mathematics tutor. Upon completing his Bachelors degree in 2004, he was employed as the Director of Academic Support by Austin Peay State University.

Martin directs the operation of the Academic Support Center, overseeing the Structured Learning Assistance, Peer Tutoring, Technology Assistance, Community Tutoring, and Academic Alert programs. He supervises a staff of over 80 people, including professional staff, graduate assistants, and student workers. He also teaches the First Year Experience course at his university. Martin has participated in the redesign of the MATH 1010 (Mathematical Thought and Practice), MATH 1410 (Structure of Mathematical Systems), MATH 1530 (Statistics), MATH 1910 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry), ENGL 1010 (English Composition), BIOL 2010 & 2020 (Human Anatomy and Physiology), CHEM 1110 (General Chemistry), PHYS 2010 (College Physics), CSCI 1010 (Introduction to Programming I), PSY 2010 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences), and HIST 2010 (American History I) courses at APSU. He is also a Redesign Scholar with the National Center for Academic Transformation.

Martin is a former Treasurer for the National College Learning Center Association and currently serves as the Publications Officer. He has earned Learning Center Leadership Certification level 4 through the National College Learning Center Association and his learning center has earned Level 3 certification for the tutor training program through the College Reading and Learning Association. His awards include the Point of Light Award from Clarksville- Montgomery County School System for helping to develop the Middle College which provides the opportunity for more than 100 students each year to finish their high school education while earning college credit, on campus.