Joseph Martin

Joseph L. Martin
Working Title
Professor of Practice
People Type
615 Locust Street

Juris Doctor – University of Missouri

Master of Public Administration – University of Missouri

Research Emphasis

Budgeting, Legislative Affairs, Tax Policy, Human Resources, Banking Regulation, Legal Research & Compliance, Public and Nonprofit Management


Joe is a Professor of Practice in the Truman School of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He also serves as General Counsel for the Missouri Division of Credit Unions. He has held several senior level positions over 30 years in the executive and legislative branches of Missouri state government, including Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education, Chief of Staff for the Missouri State Auditor, and Chief of Staff for the Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman.

Joe received his Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He serves as a member of the MPA Committee and the Alumni Advisory Board for the Truman School of Government & Public Affairs. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

In 2017, he served a three-year appointment by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent Missouri on the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a nationwide federal advisory committee. He was the recipient of the 2020 Truman School Teaching Excellence Award.

Courses Taught

Public Budgeting & Taxation; Human Resource Management & Development in the Public and Nonprofit Sector, Introduction to Public and Nonprofit Management, Public Policy Processes and Strategies

Selected Publications

“Statewide Performance Indicators: A National Comparison,” Missouri State Auditor Report 2009-102, September 2009

“Statewide Performance Indicators: A National Comparison,” Missouri State Auditor Report 2010-46, April 2010