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Professor, Counseling, Educational Leadership, and Higher Education



Sarah Marshall, Ph.D., is a Professor of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and Higher Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration at Central Michigan University. She is the current department chairperson and program director for the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program. She served as a Senior Leadership Fellow for the College of Education at Human Services. In this capacity, she developed a mentoring and professional development program for pre-tenured faculty and non-tenure-track faculty. Prior to joining the professoriate in 2001, she was a university administrator primarily in the area of student services/student affairs administration. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and M.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration from Loyola University Chicago and her BA in Spanish and Economics at Albion College. Her research interests include gendered leadership in higher education, work/life management, teaching techniques to enhance student learning, and the profession of student affairs. 

More about Sarah Marshall

Marshall, S. M. (2022, in press). Onboarding new faculty at Central Michigan University: An intentional and comprehensive approach to mentoring and transitioning faculty in academe. In D. Law & N. Dominguez (Eds.) Making connections: A handbook for effective formal mentoring programs in academia. Utah State University Publishing.

Marshall, S. M. (2021). Work-Life integration: Women in student affairs and higher education Managing work and family. In M. Sallee (Ed.), Creating sustainable careers in student affairs: what ideal worker norms get wrong and how to make it right. Stylus.

Humiston, J., & Marshall, S. M., Hacker, N., & Cantu, L. (2019). Intentionally creating an inclusive and welcoming climate in the online learning classroom. In L. Kyei-Blankson, E. Ntuli, & J. Blankson (Eds.). Handbook of research creating meaningful experiences in online courses. Seattle, WA: IGI Global.

Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago 2002;

M.Ed. Student Affairs Administration Loyola University Chicago 1996;

BA in Spanish and Economics Albion College 1993

Gendered leadership in higher education; work/life management; effective teaching techniques to enhance student learning; the profession of student affairs.

Courses Taught

EDL 897 Dissertation Proposal Writing;

EDL 860 Organizational Theory in Education;

HED 776 Administration of Higher Education;

HED 778 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education;

HED 677 Today's College Student

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