J. Davis Martin grew up in New York as a foster child. After
serving in the U.S. Army as a Photojournalist and Editor, where
she was nominated for most improved publication military wide,
she moved to Florida to attend college. She graduated Summa Cum
Laude and first in her class from St. Leo College. She received
her Masters and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in
Starkville, MS. She was a guest speaker at the faculty
convocation in 1984 for her work in Neuropsychology, a field
still in its infancy at that time. In the same year, her work in
Career Counseling Development and Gifted Adolescents at
Mississippi State University's Summer Scholars camp was so well
received, that the program she developed is still in use today.
Dr. Martin has the following expertise:
- 20 years experience as a business process reengineer in
the private and public sectors.
- 20 years experience in identifying
- best practices,
- change management,
- business management techniques,
- organizational development,
- activity and data modeling,
- information system development methods and
- 22 years experience in providing
- group facilitation,
- additional forms of knowledge transfer in the formal
classroom, workshops, and seminars.
- 22 years experience in conducting
- forensic evaluations,
- individual therapy,
- child and family therapy.
- 25 years experience conducting statistical analyses and
research projects in the public and private sectors.
- 21 years experience in best practice consultation for
new and established enterprises.
- 26 years experience as a professional writer and editor.
- 6 years experience working with companies seeking COA
Throughout the Southeast, Dr. Martin has conducted workshops
on a wide range of topics and has done interviews and Public
Service Announcements (PSAs) on television, radio, and in print.
As a writer, Dr. Martin's fictional short stories and historical
perspectives have been read around the world. She also serves as
a freelance editor for Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.
and as an author for Exam Master, Inc.
Dr. Martin has been a volunteer in her community since she
was 16 years old in a variety of settings. In 1988, she was
honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award in
Pensacola, Florida. In 1985, she was named an Outstanding Young
American. In 2002, she received the Child Advocacy Award.
In 2001, she and her husband, Tim, expanded their family
(son, Adam) by adopting a 17-year-old daughter (April) who also had a
4-month old son (Elijah). Dr. Martin is currently volunteering to bring
more benefits to foster children and their families. To that
end, Dr. Martin formed a non-profit foundation in 2004.