Martha MacLeish has been a lecturer at Indiana University since 1999. She is a member of the Fundamentals department and teaches drawing and color design. She attained her B.F.A. in Painting and her B.A. in Art History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Continuing on to Yale University, Martha completed her M.F.A. there in 1988. Afterwards, she taught at Southern Utah University and at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, before coming to Indiana University.