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Samantha Marshall

Assistant Professor


Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

621 Poe Hall

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Dr. Marshall is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) at North Carolina State University. A first-generation college graduate, she received her B.S.E. in mathematics from Oklahoma Christian University, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching & Diversity from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marshall’s work lies at the intersection of teacher learning, justice-oriented mathematics 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 math teachers’ learning to support linguistically marginalized learners through teacher coaching.

Dr. Marshall is currently accepting doctoral students interested in researching teachers’ learning about educational equity.



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

M.A. Secondary Education Columbia University 2014

B.S.E. Mathematics Oklahoma Christian University 2008

Area(s) of Expertise

teacher learning; professional development; educational equity in STEM


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