David Marshall

Associate Professor

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Office: 4084 Haley Center

Units: Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center

Email: dtm0023@auburn.edu

Phone: (334) 844-5038

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Academic Areas

Educational Psychology

Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment

Short Bio

David Marshall, Ph.D., is an associate professor of educational research in the College of Education at Auburn University. His research focuses on high school graduation outcomes, school choice and charter schools, and innovative approaches to preparing teachers. He spent the past year examining the impact that COVID-19 had on K-12 schooling. Additionally, he has experience conducting evaluation work in K-12 and higher education settings funded at the federal and state level, as well as by industry.

Dr. Marshall worked with teacher residency programs in Virginia for seven years, serving in several capacities. He began his career in education as a middle and high school social studies teacher, where he taught in both traditional public schools and public charter schools in Philadelphia, PA. He currently serves as the Chair of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.


Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017, Virginia Commonwealth University

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2012, La Salle University

M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology, 2009, Virginia Tech

B.A. in Political Science, 2002, Virginia Tech

Professional Experience

2023 - Present

Associate Professor, Auburn University

2020 - 2023

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

2017 - 2020

Assistant Clinical Professor, Auburn University

Research Interests

  • Examining high school graduation predictors and interventions
  • School choice with a particular interest in charter schools
  • Innovative approaches to teacher education
  • COVID-19 effects