Martin Javor (* 1977) is a Slovak historian and manager of lifelong learning. He is an associate professor of history at the Institute of History of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov in Prešov, he is the director of the Center for Lifelong and Competent Education PU in Prešov. He is the Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Sociohistorical and Cultural-Historical Research of the Academy of Sciences in Prešov. He is the owner of the Museum of Emigration to North America – Kasigard.
He was born in Košice and attended a grammar school on Opatovská cesta in Košice. He studied at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov, Department of Philosophy – History. He graduated in 2001, since from 2002 to 2005 he was an internal doctoral student at the Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov, Department of General History. In 2005 he defended his dissertation “Freemasonry Movement in Central Europe in the 18th Century”. Habilitated in 2012. From the end of his studies to the present, he has been working at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Prešov. He is married and has three children.
In the field of scientific research, he focuses on the history of Freemasonry in Central Europe with an emphasis on the territory of Slovakia. He deals with the history of emigration from Slovakia to North America. He is the author of several foreign and domestic monographs, dozens of foreign and domestic scientific studies and articles.