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Joanne M. Marshall

Joanne M. Marshall

  • Associate Professor
Joanne M. Marshall is a former high school teacher and a current associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, where she teaches courses in educator preparation and in research methods.

Marshall researches religion and social justice in the context of leader and teacher preparation programs. She holds a doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is the lead editor for the work-life balance book series of Information Age Publishing.

She is a Co-PI on a grant with the National Science Foundation studying school responses to an active shooting and a Co-PI on a grant with the U.S. State Department fostering rural teacher education between Iowa State and the University of Namibia.

During 2022, she is on Faculty Professional Development Assignment as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to the University of Namibia, where she is teaching advanced research methods and researching social justice pedagogy. She will lead a Study Abroad program on Culturally Sustaining Teaching in Namibia during summer 2023.


  • Ed.D., Administration, Planning, & Social Policy: Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • M.S., Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A.T. English, The University of Chicago
  • B.A., Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (summa cum laude, Bronze Tablet)