Dr. Marilyn Martin brings almost 20 years of experience in the healthcare and higher education industries, collectively, to her position. Dr. Martin earned both her BS and MBA degrees from Winthrop University, a liberal arts university in South Carolina. Dr. Martin earned a Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership from Walden University. Her doctoral study was entitled “Strategies to Retain Employees in the Insurance Industry”, a qualitative case study. Dr. Martin has worked in both private medical practices as well as in larger organizations such as United Healthcare and Carolinas Healthcare System, now Atrium Health. Dr. Martin is also a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) who has taught medical billing and coding as well as business courses at both public and private institutions.
Most recently, Dr. Martin served as Program Director for Medical Billing and Coding and Business Administration programs, where she was responsible for leading a team of faculty, advising and teaching students, and assisting in the growth of both programs. In this role, she was nominated for and awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Dr. Martin is currently a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) where she has served on the Nominating and Elections Committee for the Charlotte, NC Chapter. Dr. Martin also serves as a mentor for current students in the College of Business Administration at her alma mater. In her free time, Dr. Martin enjoys cooking, spending time with her son, and being an active servant in her local community.