The Story of Veterans Studies at EKU

Thanks to WEKU’s Tom Martin for giving me the opportunity be on Eastern Standard today. Here’s the interview if you’d like to learn more about how Veterans Studies at Eastern Kentucky University got started, what we do in the classroom, and how our students are being equipped with the knowledge needed to go out into the world and make it a better place for military veterans.

Listen to the interview here. (10:23)

Teaching Veterans Studies in the early days of the program.

Travis L. MartinPhD, is founding director of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He has established several nationally recognized programs to support returning veterans in higher education and the non-profit sector. A scholar of American literature, psychoanalytic trauma theory, and social theory, Dr. Martin presents frequently at conferences and universities. He has published dozens of research articles and creative short works on veterans’ issues. A former sergeant in the U.S. Army, he served during two deployments in the Iraq War (2003-04 & 2005). His book War and Homecoming: Veteran Identity and the Post-9/11 Generation is slated for publication with the University Press of Kentucky in 2022. He resides in Richmond, KY.