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Daniel W. Martin

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MARTIN , Daniel W. Dr. Daniel Wayne Martin , 60, of New Market, MD, passed away on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 peacefully at his residence. He was the husband of Barbara Reed Martin. Born in Houston, Texas on August 8, 1948, the son of the late John Anthony and Judith Ann (Sefcik) Martin and he grew up outside of Houston. After earning a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Houston, Dan went on to earn both masters and PhD from Syracuse University, earning the recognition of a Wilson Scholar. Dr. Martin taught public administration at the graduate level, and had been with the University of Baltimore for 34 years and was the first Director of the Master of Public Administration Program. He served on and off in that capacity for over 20 years and was instrumental in the MPA program attaining NASPAA accreditation. He was an ardent historian of the profession of public administration and his work, especially on the 3-Mile Island Crisis, was considered by many to be seminal in the field. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by a son, Alan Martin, of Gainesville, FL.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8P.M. on Friday, November 7th at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, MD, where a brief memorial service will be held at 8P.M. Interment will be private. The University of Baltimore School of Public Affairs is planning a celebration of Dr. Martin's life and as details are finalized, they will be available through UB. They request the omission of flowers and donations in his memory be sent to Heartly House, P.O. Box 857 Frederick, MD 21705. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:
www.keeneybasford.com.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Nov. 6, 2008
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