Robert J Martin is a composer, psychologist, and professor emeritus at Truman State
University. He completed a doctorate in educational psychology at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an interdisciplinary thesis guided by Heinz von
Foerster and Herbert Brun. He has a life-long interest in composition, creativity, learning,
psychotherapy, constructivism, and cybernetics/systems science. He has written three
books, and numerous articles. He is a musician and has composed music for a variety of
solo instruments and ensembles including two releases by Parma Recordings on the
Ravello label. He maintained a private practice as a psychotherapist, working with
children, adults, and families. A long-term member of the American Society of Cybernetics, he is currently serving as ASC Executive Board Secretary.