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About Garry Martin

After receiving his elementary and secondary education in Neepawa, Manitoba, where he had an active career in youth and high school athletics in baseball, hockey, track and football, Garry attended Colorado College on a hockey scholarship, and earned letters in hockey and track while receiving his B.A. Degree. He then received his M.A. and Ph.D degrees from Arizona State University. He taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba from the fall of 1966 until his retirement in 2008. He is now a DistinguishedProfessor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba.

Garry Martin has co-authored or co-edited 8 books. His co-authored books on behavioral psychology are used as primary texts at universities in 19 countries, and have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.

He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences in 6 countries, and has co-authored more than 170 papers, published in refereed journals, on behavior modification/applied behavior analysis programming and research in developmental disabilities, autism, behavior therapy, organizational behavior management, and sport psychology.

He has supervised 39 Masters theses and 40 PhD theses at the University of Manitoba, served as an external PhD thesis examiner for 8 other universities, and served on the editorial board of 7 psychology journals.

Garry served as a sport psychology consultant to many of Manitoba's Provincial teams including field hockey, swimming, synchronized swimming, junior tennis and figure skating.

He provided sports psychology consultation for individual, national level athletes in gymnastics, swimming, diving, tennis, field hockey, figure skating, track and field, and curling, and to professional athletes in hockey and golf.

He has received numerous honors and awards including:

  • Rh Institute Award for Scholarship and Research in the Social Sciences at the University of Manitoba - 1976
  • The Clifford J. Robson Distinguished Psychologist in Manitoba Award, Presented by the Manitoba Psychological Society - 1977
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Colorado College - 1989
  • Campbell Outreach Award from The University of Manitoba - 1994
  • The Distinguished Service Award from the Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy and Behavioral Medicine - 2001
  • Elected Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada - 2001
  • The Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Psychological Association - 2002
  • The Professor of the Year in the Faculty of Arts in the University of Manitoba - 2005
  • The title of Distinguished Professor, an honor bestowed on fewer than 1% of the Faculty at the University of Manitoba - 2006
  • The Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial, Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award at the University of Manitoba for Research that has impacted the field, both nationally and internationally - 2006
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, 2007, as a member of the Neepawa Cubs Baseball Team from 1955-1960
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology from the Canadian Psychological Association, 2010
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Applied Behavior Analysis from the Manitoba Association of Behavior Analysis, 2011
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