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Joanne M. Marshall

Joanne M. Marshall

  • Professor
Joanne M. Marshall is a former high school teacher and a current 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 was on Faculty Professional Development Assignment as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to the University of Namibia, where taught advanced research methods and researched social justice pedagogy. She is the Co-PI on a two year grant from the U.S. State Department Embassy in Windhoek to establish a partnership between the University of Namibia and Iowa State University, focused on rural teacher education.


  • 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)