Linda Martin earned her BA at Grove City College, MDiv at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and MPhil and PhD, at Drew University. She specializes in the areas of church history, American religion and culture, anthropology and sociology of religion, and women in Christianity. She has written, spoken and taught broadly at academic conferences and in the community on topics ranging from Christian fundamentalism and women in the Salvation Army, to the power of forgiveness, social justice and human agency, and reconciliation. She has been honored with the Teaching Excellence Award and is a deeply committed educator. She has served actively in her parish and in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.