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Terry Martin

Terry L. Martin

Associate Professor of Thanatology

Tel: 301-696-3759
Office: Rosenstock Hall
Office hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.A., Hood College
  • B.A., Hood College

Courses taught

  • PSY 370A: Introduction to Counseling
  • PSY 370C: Seminar – Death and Dying
  • PSY 508: Introduction to Counseling and Helping Skills
  • THAN 510: Professional Orientation in Thanatology
  • THAN 520: Introduction to Thanatology
  • THAN 521: Mourning & Principles of Counseling Bereaved
  • THAN 525: Seminars in Thanatology
  • THAN 528: Developmental Perspectives: Thanatology


Terry Martin, Ph.D., has both academic and applied interests in the fields of thanatology and gerontology. He has published widely on these topics, has developed and taught several new graduate courses in thanatology and was instrumental in developing Hood's Summer Institute in thanatology. Martin is a Certified Grief Therapist and maintains a private practice specializing in dying and grief-related issues. He also consults with several local hospices, nursing homes and the U.S. Veterans Administration, and volunteers for Camp Jamie, a weekend camp for bereaved children sponsored by Hospice of Frederick County.

Areas of expertise

Thanatology, grief, counseling psychology, psychology of death


Association for Death Education and Counseling's 2012 Death Educator Award.

Selected publications

  • Doka, K. J. & Martin, T. L. (1999). Men don’t cry, women do: Transcending gender stereotypes of grief. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.