Ms. Martha Marking

  • Costume/Makeup Designer
  • B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • M.F.A., Michigan State University
  • Costume Design, Costume Technology, Makeup

Ms. Martha A. Marking has been at Appalachian since 1987. Martha currently serves as the faculty chair of the university's Early Intervention Team and has completed the 40 hour North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Employment Mediation Training. She designed costumes at the Utah Shakespearean Festival for seven years and was a cutter/draper for three years. Other professional credits include the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and the Blowing Rock Stage Company. She has served as the Vice President for Members, Sections and Chapters for USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) and was Chair of the Southeast Section of USITT for five years. She has co-authored an article entitled "Chain Mail Techniques from the Utah Shakespearean Festival" and has written an article on "Costume Shop Facilities" as well as many book reviews for Theatre Design & Technology (TD&T). Martha has been active in the university community serving on numerous university and college committees including chairing Faculty Senate. She has also served on the Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee, the Grievance Assistance Committee, and the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, among others. Martha received Appalachian's W. H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion in 2017, a Board of Governor's College Teaching Award in 2006-07 and has received two Outstanding Service awards for the College of Fine and Applied Arts, one in 2010-11 and the other in 2013-14.

Title: Professor, Theatre Arts - Design
Department: Theatre and Dance

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6377