Profile for Charles Martin-Stanley

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Specialty area(s)

Social Psychology


Social Justice


Brief biography

Dr. Charles Martin-Stanley received his BA in Psychology from Amherst College. He received his MA and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in New York. Dr. Martin-Stanley was a professor and department chair at Central State University for 14 years in Ohio prior to joining the administration at UW-L. He is currently the Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Studies.

As Associate Dean, Dr. Martin-Stanley provides leadership in the areas of diversity, assessment, and enrollment management. He is the contact person in the Dean’s Office for the Social Science departments and programs, which include Political Science/Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Archaeology, Ethnic & Racial Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He works closely with Search & Screen Committees and monitors hiring within the College. Dr. Martin-Stanley is also the coordinator of the New Faculty Mentoring Program. He is a tenured member of the Psychology Department and continues to teach a course on racism and oppression. 

Current courses at UWL

Psychology 442: Racism and Oppression


Ph.D.  Stony Brook University

B.A. Amherst College



Karl Kunkel and Charles Martin-Stanley, both College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, presented "The Liberal Arts at UWL" at UW System Dean's Meeting on Oct. 31, 2019 in River Falls, WI. Dean Kunkel and Associate Dean Martin-Stanley represented the college at this meeting which was geared towards discussing the importance of the liberal arts, sharing aspects of progress on CASSH's strategic plan, and highlighted the re-naming and re-branding of the college.

Submitted on: Feb. 13, 2020