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Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning
  • Research Professional, School for the Future of Innovatio in Society, College of Global Futures


Paul Martin is a research professional in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and co-director of the Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning.

Over his career, Mr. Martin has led the development of museums into community-focused organizations that provide interactive and social opportunities for lifelong learning. He has worked with hundreds of museums, science centers, and cultural institutions in the United States and around the world to plan, build, and sustain facilities, exhibits, and programs. His work focuses on engaging the hearts, hands and minds of millions of people in exploring and finding relevance in our natural and cultural worlds. Recent projects have focused on race and human variation, our changing Earth, and making and tinkering.

Mr. Martin serves on the executive leadership group of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net), a community of more than 600 museums, universities, and other learning-focused organizations across the United States. He has been an investigator for numerous federally funded initiatives, including the $42 million Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network funded by the National Science Foundation and the $15 million Space and Earth Informal Science Education project funded by NASA. Martin has held leadership positions with Museum Content Builders Inc., The Field Museum of Natural History, Jim Henson Productions, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Science Museum of Minnesota. He is an accomplished thinker, doer, speaker, and facilitator.