Areas of Expertise
- Leadership Development
- Education Reform
- Agricultural and Educational Trends
- Organizational Strategy
Marshall serves as Special Assistant to the Dean and Director of College Leadership and Strategy in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. In this role, Marshall focuses on development of new and innovative leadership development programs for the College’s internal and external stakeholders. He serves as the chief strategy officer for the College with the responsibility of leading the implementation of the College’s strategic plan. His responsibilities also include developing strategic partnerships and strengthening external relations for the College. Marshall also serves as Director of the Association of Public and Land grant University’s Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI). FSLI provides executive leadership education for food and agriculture systems leaders in higher education and industry.
Marshall holds BS, MS and Ed.D degrees from NC State University. Since starting his career as a high school agriculture teacher in 1986, Marshall has served in senior staff, volunteer and board positions in non-profit and education organizations at the national and state levels. Since starting his university academic career in 1996, he served as a faculty member with statewide responsibility for programmatic leadership (1996-2004) and Department Head (2005-2012). He is widely recognized for his knowledge and expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, legislative affairs, educational, youth and agricultural trends and advocacy. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he enjoys serving in various roles at New Hope Baptist Church, fishing, watching college basketball, eating “Eastern North Carolina” barbeque, time with his wife Jan, son John, friends, and serving as an author, workshop presenter and speaker. Marshall hopes his words and actions will encourage, equip, inspire, influence and educate others so that they can reach their potential. A leader, teacher and servant, Marshall lives by the belief that to those much is given, much is required.
Programs and Initiatives
- Implementation and continuation of the Strategic Planning processes for NC State University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
- Development and implementation of Innovative Leadership Programs for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Growth and strengthening of partnerships and external relations at the local, state and federal level for the NC State University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.
Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State University
Special Assistant to the Dean, College Leadership & Strategy
Director, APLU Food Systems Leadership Institute
118 Patterson Hall, Box 7601
Raleigh, NC 27695