Full Time Faculty

Michael Martin

Michael Martin
Associate Professor, Digital Art & Animation

Michael Martin was the Dean of the College from 2007 to 2013. Since joining the Cogswell faculty in 1997, Michael has taught Design and Photography in the Digital Art and Animation Program. Prior to appointment as Dean, he was Coordinator of the Digital Arts and Animation Program. Michael taught various art classes as an adjunct instructor at San Jose State University and Monterey Peninsula College.

Michael specializes in photography. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and in Europe. Michael is a graduate of Fresno State University (BA Art) and San Jose State University (MFA Photography).

Michael is a member of the San Jose Arts Commission, a City Council appointed Commission that assesses cultural needs of San Jose and develops arts policy, program and budget recommendations for approval by the City Council, including annual cultural grants and public art. He is also a vice chair of the Public Art Committee and a member of the Mineta Airport Art Program Oversight Committee. He served as Board President of WORKS/San Jose Art and Performance Gallery, Gallery Coordinator at Monterey Peninsula College, and Cultural Advisory Commissioner for Santa Clara, California.