Martin, Susan Work

Martin, Susan Work

Date Updated



Office of the President, President SJSU August 18, 2015-June 30, 2016 Professor of Accounting College of Business

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Michigan State University, Accounting, December 9, 1988 Ph.D.

Michigan State University, September 3, 1976 M.B.A.,

Central Michigan University, Speech, May 1971 B.S.

Teaching Experience

Grand Valley State University, Accounting, Business, 1988-2006

University of Michigan-Dearborn, Accounting, Business, 2006-08

Eastern Michigan University, Accounting, Business, 2008-2021

Administrative and Professional Experience

Interim President, San Jose State University, 2015-2016

President, Eastern Michigan University, 2008-2015

President Emeritus & Professor of Accounting, Eastern Michigan University 2016-Present

Provost, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2006-2008

Executive Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Grand Valley State University, 2005-2006

Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Grand Valley State University, 2003-2005

Commissioner of Revenue, State of Michigan, 1985-88

Deputy State Treasurer, State of Michigan 1981-84


Michigan Education Trust Board 2009-15

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Board 2011-13

Chair, State of Michigan Hospital Finance Authority, 1989-2010

Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee 2002-04

Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee 1998-2000

Tax Executive Committee, American Institute of CPAs 1997-2000

Grand Valley State University, Chair Faculty Salary and Budget Committee Executive Committee, Multistate Tax Commission, 1987-88

Selected Publications

"The Incorporation of Managerial Accounting Concepts into Governmental Organizations: The Case of Public Universities" by Bruce Bublitz and Susan Martin, Journal of Governmental Financial Management, Winter 2007, Vol.56 No. 4, pp 48-62

Today’s Essentials of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting a textbook by Ellen West and Susan Martin 2001

"All aboard for the euro." Management Accounting [USA], vol. 80, no. 2, Aug. 1998 with Anette Estrada and Sandra Wechsler

"Can-City Hall go Broke?" Journal of Accountancy, May 1984 with D. Dewey Ward

Personal Commentary

It was a joy to get to know my SJSU colleagues during my year as Interim President and I remain close to several faculty colleagues to this day.


Martin, Susan Work