Shawn Martin is a strategic planner with a passion for bringing diverse communities together by utilizing humanistic research and learning techniques to address complex challenges. He has worked with a variety of sectors including higher education, politics, information technology, cultural heritage, performing arts, and social enterprise.

Shawn is currently the Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Publishing and a Study Leader for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth College where he has . He holds a PhD in information science from Indiana University, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Ohio State University and the College of William and Mary, and a certificate in business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Shawn has published and presented widely both nationally and internationally on topics such as the history of nineteenth-century science, business models for scholarly communications, digital teaching methods, research management, computational analysis for textual studies, and data archiving. Over the course of his career, Shawn has also served in multiple leadership positions and committees within organizations such as the Association for Information Science & Technology, the American Association for History and Computing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and Braver Angels, among others.

More information about Shawn’s background can also be found on his profile at LinkedIn, including some links to his research.