Herman Martin teaches multiple Information Technology Security courses for Campbell Adult & Online and Camp Lejeune students. In his 28 years of teaching, his primary objective has been to inspire every student to recognize their potential and assist every student to learn the ability to learn. Eighteen years of his career have been spent at Campbell.
How have your past experiences influenced your teaching?
I’ve completed undergraduate and graduate degrees while working full time and honoring military commitments. Over many years and multiple locations, I’ve had excellent instructors who inspired me. Furthermore, I’ve learned that learning is a lifelong and enduring process.
How did you end up in the classroom?
I’ve always enjoyed helping classmates succeed in military and college academic programs. I seized an opportunity to instruct a Data Communications course at Saint Mary’s University in Omaha, Nebraska, and loved it!
What advice would you give to someone who is considering finishing their degree or starting for the first time as an adult?
Never, never, never, give up! You will NEVER regret earning your degree. Don’t let what you know hinder you from learning. Learn to manage your time and responsibilities. Strive to understand, learn and retain key concepts from EVERY course.
What is your favorite book to recommend to students?
Currently: “Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life” by Daniel Paisner and Daymond John.