Martin Hughes

Dean of Undergraduate Education, Associate Professor of Sociology

Staff Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Interdisciplinary Studies


B.A., Gordon College

M.A., Tufts University

Ph.D., University of Arizona



Phone: 616.222.1497

About Martin

Dr. Hughes oversees the undergraduate curriculum and programs, as well as providing leadership to the core curriculum, first-year programs, honors, off-campus programs, and academic advising and support. Professionally, he is interested in culture, higher education, historical change, teaching, and learning. Outside of work, he enjoys movies, running marathons, and traveling. In 2007, Dr. Hughes reigned as a one-day champion on the popular game show Jeopardy!


The Liberal Arts Can Take You Anywhere (2/28/14 Herald), Help Your Professors Get to Know You Better (3/14/14 Herald), Seeking the Face of God (10/16/13 CU Chapel), Becoming Stuntz-Men and Stuntz-Women (11/5/12 CU Chapel)