Martha J. Asselin

Martha J. Asselin

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Martha J. Asselin, Ph.D.  is currently serving as the Acting President of Schenectady County Community College.  She has served SCCC since 1990 and has more than 30 years of professional experience in higher education overall. She has had a diverse career with progressive increases in position and level of responsibilities, including her most recent post as the Vice President of Student Affairs, since first appointed to the State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1984. 

Dr. Asselin is recognized on the Schalmont High School’s Alumni Wall of Distinction (2014), a recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service (1994) and the Good News Award from the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce (2010) and the YWCA of Schenectady as a Woman of Achievement (2011).  She is a graduate of the Schenectady Leadership Development Program through Union Graduate College and the SUNY Executive Leadership Institute (2012). In addition, Dr. Asselin is active in her profession through professional affiliations and memberships, her campus through committee memberships and activities, and her community through her board work.

Dr. Asselin holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology from SUNY-Oswego, a Masters of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University at Albany.  In 2012, Dr. Asselin published her dissertation, Utilizing Social Networks in Times of Crisis:  Understanding, Exploring and Analyzing Critical Incident Management at Institutions of Higher Education.