John Marshall, Ed.D.

Ed.D. Program

Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations 

John Marshall began his career as a high school teacher in New Jersey, where he taught AP U.S. History, served as a mentor teacher and coached baseball and basketball. After attending business school, he returned to the field of education as part of the national team for a network of charter schools. He then served as an executive director of a nonprofit organization that works to recruit and retain teachers in urban areas through the lever of teaching policy engagement.

For the past five years, he has worked for the state of New Jersey, providing leadership and instructional support to the state’s highest-need schools, as well as leading strategic planning and statistical measurement for the NJDOE’s Office of Comprehensive Support.

He earned his doctorate in education from Vanderbilt Peabody College, where his capstone project focused on the efficacy of school turnaround efforts. He also holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.