Martin has been a life-long academic, beginning with grammar school, junior high, and high school in Ridgewood, N.J. Then on to college at Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J., and, from there, directly into five years of graduate school at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. With a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, he accepted a job (his only job) at Lehigh University, remaining there until his retirement in 2002. (he still does some statistical analysis consulting for students and faculty, and has an office in the Department of Biological Sciences.) Nowadays, Martin reads a lot (mostly fiction – many mysteries), and listens to the music he loves, which he shares with others on WDIY Classics. He also loves photography, mostly pursued on trips with his wife Carol. In recent years, they've traveled to far-away lands that neither of them thought they would ever see.