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C. Augustus (Gus) Martin, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Criminal Justice Administration, Director of the School of Public Service and Justice
Email: gmartin@csudh.edu
(310) 243-2587

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Areas of Expertise

Crime, Criminal Justice, Terrorism, Extremism, Homeland Security, Juvenile Justice

Professional Background

Gus Martin is a Professor of Criminal Justice Administration in the Department of Public Administration, first appointed in 2001. He served as the founding Director of the School of Public Service and Justice. He also served for nearly ten years in academic administration at CSU Dominguez Hills as Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Management.

Dr. Martin’s research and professional interests are terrorism and extremism, homeland security, and administration of justice. He is author of a number of books on the subjects of terrorism and homeland security, including Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues, Understanding Homeland Security, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings. He is also author of Juvenile Justice: Process and Systems.

Dr. Martin began his academic career as an Administration of Justice professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Martin served as Managing Attorney for the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Legislative Assistant to Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York.

Dr. Martin received his A.B. degree from Harvard College, J.D. from Duquesne University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
A.B., Government, Harvard College, Harvard University

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America’s War on Terror, ThePC – The Policing Conversation Podcast, 2023

School of Public Service and Justice Names First Director, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2022

9/11 Anniversary: Gus Martin Reflects on 20 Years of the War on Terror, and Future Threats to the U.S., CSUDH Campus News Center, 2021

Gus Martin’s New Book: ‘Understanding Homeland Security’, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2014