Andrew Martin was elected by a unanimous vote at a special meeting of the Board held July 14 at the university. He will succeed Mark S. Wrighton, who has served as chancellor since 1995 and announced last year his intention to conclude his term in 2019.
Martin, 45, earned his doctorate in political science from Washington University in 1998, and was a member of the university’s faculty for 14 years, most recently serving as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science. He served as founding director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law from 2006 to 2014, as chair of the Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences from 2007 to 2011, and as vice dean in the School of Law from 2012 to 2014, when he left to assume his current role at Michigan.
Among his many honors and awards, Martin received the Lasting Contribution Award from the Law & Courts section of the American Political Science Association in 2016 for an article he co-authored, and he was recognized in 2013 with a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Washington University Alumni Board of Governors. He has also received awards from the Society for Political Methodology and Washington University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He has served as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals and has been a member of or held leadership roles at such organizations as the Big Ten Academic Alliance of Liberal Arts and Science Deans, the Society for Political Methodology, the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the University of Southern California, and the Association of American Law Schools.