Carey Martin


Digital Media, M.A. Communication



  • Ph.D., Communication, Florida State University
  • M.F.A., Motion Picture, Television & Recording Arts, Florida State University
  • B.S., Radio, Television & Film, Northwestern University



  • Liberty faculty since 2007, 10 years in higher education prior to Liberty
  • Experience in Christian FM radio, local broadcast television, and corporate & medical education video
  • Digital media production, IBM

Publications & Creative Awards

Creative Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Faculty Video - Narrative Category, BEA Festival of Media Arts, for Ohfer (short subject), 2016
  • Best of Competition, Faculty Scriptwriting - Short Category, BEA Festival of Media Arts, for Ohfer (script), 2011
  • Best of Festival King Foundation Award, Faculty Scriptwriting, BEA Festival of Media Arts, for Comes a Cloaked Sword, 2010
  • Best of Competition, Faculty Scriptwriting - Feature Category, BEA Festival of Media Arts, for Comes a Cloaked Sword, 2010


  • "Which is More Vital to Production Classes: Teaching Content or Technology?” Editor & Co-Author, with Dennis Conway, Rustin Greene, & Julia Peterson.  Journal of Media Education, vol. 6 no. 2, April 2015. 
  • "The Action Adventure Film.” Movies in American History: An Encyclopedia, ed. Philip C. DiMare, ABC-CLIO, 2011.  (ISBN 978-1598842968)
  • “Outsider Nostalgia in Dazed and Confused and Detroit Rock City.”  Studies in Popular Culture, vol. 33 no. 2, Spring 2011.
  • "Cinema’s Scarlet Letters: the MPAA Rating System and Film Education in the Christian University.” Christian Perspectives in Education, vol. 3 no. 2, Spring 2010.  Available online at:
  • "Montage Theory and Podcasting Application.” Journal of Media Education, vol. 1 no. 1, January 2010.  Available online at:
  • "Plagiarism, Influence, Homage and Originality.” Feedback, vol. 50 no. 5, September 2009.  Available online at:
  • "Television Language in Support of Rhetoric in the Ministry of Billy Graham.” Carolinas Communications Association Annual, September 2006. 
  • “The Master of Suspense and the Acrobat of the Drawing Room: How the Relationship of Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock Shaped Their Collaborations in Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest.”   The Film Journal, Issue 12, April 2005.
  • “Why We Fight and Casablanca, Sixty Years Later.”  Published in The Holocaust Film Sourcebook, ed. Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart, Praeger Publishers, 2004. (ISBN 978-0275978501)
  • “Careers in the Film Industry.”  Article for Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. Jorge R. Schement, Macmillan Reference, 2002. (ISBN 978-0028653860)
  • “An Examination of the Rhetorical Messages of Rev. Billy Graham and Rev. Jerry Falwell, as Manifested in Public Speaking and Television.” Doctoral dissertation, 1997



Teaching at Liberty University since 2007, Dr. Carey Martin brings to the academic world over 20 years of experience as both media professional and university professor.

Despite a demanding residential and online teaching schedule, Dr. Martin remains active in the professional side of media. Most recently, his award-winning screenplay, “Oh-fer,” was produced by Mirari Pictures, a Virginia-based Christian and family-friendly production company. The final production of the film, which Dr. Martin directed, has already won a national, peer-reviewed award of excellence.

“I enjoy the professional side for what I get, and I enjoy the professorial side for what I give.”

During his spare time, Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with his wife, Traci, and their daughter, Bethany.  His hobbies include collecting books about film & television history, archery, and occasional dabbling in extreme sports such as whitewater rafting.