Martin O’Malley

Research and Professional Interests

Martin O’Malley, JD (University of Maryland School of Law) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2015 as Professor (by Courtesy). Martin O’Malley served as Governor of Maryland from January 17, 2007 to January 21, 2015. Prior to serving as governor, O’Malley served two terms as the mayor of Baltimore, where TIME named him “one of American’s top five big city mayors." He also served two terms as Chair of the Democratic Governors Association. 

Under his leadership as mayor of Baltimore and as governor of Maryland, O’Malley implemented data-driven management systems that provide statistical performance updates department-by-department throughout city and state governments. A similar data management system was applied by the governor to monitor the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

O'Malley managed Maryland during the 2008 recession and subsequent recovery, cutting projected state spending while making strategic investments in education and infrastructure and maintaining the state's AAA bond ratings. He worked to raise the state's minimum wage, has promoted renewable energy and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Themes Categories:

Water in the Environment
Water and Agriculture


Martin O'Malley, Chesapeake Bay Restoration