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Samantha Marshall

Assistant Professor


Dr. Marshall is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) at North Carolina State University. She received her Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching & Diversity from Vanderbilt University. A first-generation college graduate, she grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and taught secondary mathematics in Oklahoma, New York, and Tennessee. She also served as a curriculum developer, instructional coach, and school administrator.


Selected Scholarly Publications

Courses Taught

  • ED 569 Teaching Internship: MAT

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
  • National Science Foundation INTERN Award
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Oklahoma Christian University College of Education


Ph.D. Learning, Teaching & Diversity Vanderbilt University 2020

M.A. Secondary Education Columbia University 2014

B.S.E. Mathematics Oklahoma Christian University 2008

Area(s) of Expertise

Samantha A. Marshall’s work lies at the intersection of teacher learning, justice-oriented education, and learning sciences. Motivated by the need to support teachers in learning anti-oppressive forms of education, her work seeks to design, investigate, and refine supports for teachers’ learning. Dr. Marshall’s research projects have spanned questions of teachers’ learning through professional development, how teachers’ learning is shaped by enactment in context, as well as how STEM teachers learn ambitious, asset-based, and culturally sustaining pedagogies. Drawing on sociocultural and sociopolitical theories, she uses ethnographic methods of data collection as well as critical discourse and interaction analysis methods to understand learning in context. Her current project examines teachers' learning to support multilingual learners through teacher coaching.