Ross Martin

Assistant Professor of Geology
211 Martin Hall

His research focuses on trail systems, hydrology, and geomorphology. He is especially interested in the interplay between the three. He has published peer-reviewed research on the physical impacts of trail users, fluvial erosion, and sediment transport.

He is on the board of directors with the Northeast Alabama Cycling Association (NEABA). He has done GIS and environmental consulting work as a project geologist in the private sector.

Ross Martin

Courses Taught

  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Spatial Data Collection and Management


  • Ph.D. Environmental Geography – 2017. Texas State University.
    Dissertation: “The Geomorphic Nature of Mountain Bike Impact on Selected Trail Systems Near Austin, Texas.”
  • M.A. Geography – 2011. Georgia State University.
    Thesis: “Critical Thresholds for Sediment Mobility in an Urban Stream.”
  • B.S. Geology – 2006. College of Charleston
    Independent Study: “Benthic Foraminifera Distribution across the Continental Shelf near Charleston, South Carolina”