Martha Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Practice

M.S., Architecture, Virginia Tech

M.S., Architecture, Virginia Tech

Martha Sullivan is a Professor of Practice in Industrial Design. She teaches in Second Year Industrial Design Laboratory and Ceramics; other course work includes Human Factors and Computer Aided Design. In 2013, Martha was awarded the University Certificate for Excellence in Outreach for an annual service learning project titled Empty Bowls, and in 2010, she was awarded the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Excellence in Teaching Award. Martha has been a Visiting Scholar at Telemark University College in Notodden, Norway in 2013 and Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts in Shanghai, China in 2017. Prior to a faculty position at Virginia Tech, she taught at the Roswell Art Center, The John C. Campbell Folk School and privately through her studio, Sol Pottery. In 2006 Martha was chosen to receive the Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship from the Industrial Designers Society of America for her thesis work in Industrial Ceramics. Martha is currently the Development Committee Chair for The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization focused on art education and showcasing rural creativity in southwest Virginia, as well as the Board President for the Blue Mountain School, a progressive and contemplative school in Floyd, Virginia. Martha’s current ceramic work focuses on functional objects for the table and home.

mlsulli@vt.edu