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Brittany Harker Martin

(She, her, hers )
Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary

Brittany Harker Martin (aka Dr. Britt) is an Arts Educator with a PhD in Business. Her work sits at the intersection of leadership, learning, and the arts, and her award winning research engages scholars from a wide-range of disciplines to re-think big issues, like the mental health crisis. Her wheelhouse is designing new ways to approach previously unsolvable problems (such as remote work solutions; increasing artistic intelligence (AQ), and improving Social Empowerment, and she is regularly invited to present around the world. Collaborations include initiatives with Stanford's Gardner Centre, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Alberta Health Services, Telus Spark Science Centre, and the Leadership Institute at Harvard.

As a tenured, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Dr. Britt is an Associate Member of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, and an Associate Member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. She currently serves on the Board of the Rozsa Foundation, the Alberta Teachers Associations Fine Arts Council, and is an elected Officer of the Arts and Learning Division with the American Educational Research Association (AERA). At the Werklund School of Education, she teaches undergraduate pre-teachers who specialize in Art, Dance, Drama, Literature, and Music; and masters /doctorate students in Leadership.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary


  • 2012 
    University of Calgary, PhD Strategy