Professor Martin’s undergraduate degree is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her MBA degree is from Penn State (University Park location). She moved to the Harrisburg, PA area and began teaching at Messiah College in January 1981. She teaches primarily in the areas of statistics and marketing.
In addition to her work in the classroom, she edits the departmental newsletter, Beyond the Bottom Line, and has served on numerous college committees including the Academic Council, College Council, Senate, Ranked Faculty, Book Store Review Committee and the Integrated Marketing Committee. Believing firmly in fair trade, she chaired the Ten Thousand Villages U.S./International Board of Directors for 9 l/2 years. She serves on the Executive Committee of the MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates), whose dual thrust is to encourage a Christian witness in business and to operate business-oriented programs of assistance to the poor. She also is a member of the MMA (Mennonite Mutual Aid) Community Development Investments Board.
Professor Yvonne Martin and her family are active members of the Grantham Brethren in Christ Church and associate members of the University Mennonite Church in State College. Her four adult children and their families live in the Harrisburg area.