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Joanne M. Marshall
(515) 294-9995
Biographical Information

Joanne M. Marshall is an associate professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, where she teaches courses in the educational administration, teacher preparation, and research and evaluation program areas.

Before joining higher education, Dr. Marshall taught high school English in Illinois, where she is certified in secondary English/language arts and as a K-12 school media specialist. She also holds endorsements in secondary social studies and Spanish.  She received her Ed.D. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Marshall's research is driven by the question of how people's internal values and beliefs relate to their public school roles. That question leads her to research religion/spirituality and public education, the moral and ethical leadership of superintendents, educational philanthropy, and social justice pedagogy.  She has published articles in TheJournal of School LeadershipEquity and Excellence in EducationEducational Administration QuarterlyThe School Administrator, and Phi DeltaKappan.  She is the lead editor of Juggling Flaming Chainsaws:  Faculty in Educational Leadership Try to Balance Work and Family and series editor of the Work-Life Balance book series from Information Age Publishing. 

Recently she has been coPI on a National Science Foundation Grant around the use of technology in a school shooting, which leads her to the question of how educational leaders can inform the national conversation around school violence.


U.S. Fulbright Scholar to the University of Namibia, 2022.

Distinctions at UCEA
2013-2014 PSR
Iowa State University
2014-2015 PSR
Iowa State University
2015-2016 PSR
Iowa State University
2016-2017 PSR
Iowa State University
2017-2018 PSR
Iowa State University