As a professor in the department of Extension, Kenneth Martin specializes in rural vitality and leadership. Through this role, he mentors students in the Rural Sociology 4500 course, as well as junior faculty members.
Martin also leads efforts in rural health community development programs and works with multidisciplinary efforts with the opioid epidemic. With rural communities being a strong focus of his, he also serves on the farm and rural stress task force, as well as PI on several prevention education PROSPER grants.
Another part of his role includes serving as a liaison to the Nationwide Partnership and on the Ohio Rural Health Association board.
Martin focuses on energy outreach as well by working with the Nation Petroleum Council's Coordinating Subcommittee.