About Dallas Institute

Martha Thayer

Martha Thayer

Faculty Member

Ms. Thayer was named professor emeritus of mortuary science in 2020 after a 25+ year career of teaching and administrating as the program chair at Arapahoe Community College. She continues her passion for lifelong learning through her work as a presenter, trainer, and designer of many online training courses used by funeral homes for onboarding and compliance training of employees. 

Martha began her career in funeral service in 1988 and remains active as a practitioner. She is a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and holds a BA and MS from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Curriculum and Instruction, respectively. She is teaching Funeral Service Administration, Funeral Service Management, and Funeral Service Merchandising for Dallas Institute.

Her passions include researching and writing about funeral history, backpacking in Europe, and hanging out with her beloved dachshund, Titan.