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Josephine Marsh

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Associate Professor, Program Coordinator (EdD)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography: 

Josephine Peyton Marsh is an associate professor of literacy education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University (ASU) and chair of the Leadership and Innovation Ed.D. program. She received her doctorate from the University of Georgia in Reading Education after teaching literacy to students in grades 5-12 for more than 10 years. Dr. Marsh came to ASU in 1998 where she teaches literacy education courses, mentors doctoral students, and consults with local school districts about infusing literacy instruction into content-area teaching. She was the Professor in Residence at Arizona State University Preparatory Academy for six years (2010-2016). In this role, she was embedded in the school and worked with teachers, administrators, and students to develop and refine a school culture and curriculum.  She also engaged with teachers to solve urgent problems of practice related to literacy instruction and engagement.  She used qualitative and action research methods to build knowledge about literacy instructional methods and the school transformation process. Dr. Marsh's recent and upcoming publications and presentations focus on her work at ASU Prep including literacy professional development and peer coaching, sustaining literacy communities of practice for professional growth, adolescent literacy engagement and learning, and the impact of practitioner research in and on local educational settings.   

Her past research projects include critical discourse analyses of gender and qualitative research on adolescent literacy practices. She was recognized for her integration of scholarship and teaching by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in 2014 and received the 2016 Founders' Day Award for Faculty Achievement Service Award from the ASU Alumni Association. 

Education: 

Ph.D. Reading Education, University of Georgia

Research Interests: 

As Professor in Residence at ASU Preparatory Academy-Phoenix and with ASU Prep administrators and teachers, Marsh and her co-researchers used ethnographic and action research (aka practitioner research) methods to document and build knowledge about the transformation of ASU Prep Academies.  The purpose of this research (2010-2016) was to explore the processes, social interactions, initiatives, and programs that happened at ASU Prep as it worked to improve academic instruction and achievement. They wanted to understand the complex issues related to school reform and transformation. One lesson she learned was the importance of engaging teachers in an inquiry process such as action or practitioner research to address local problems of practice related to literacy teaching and learning.  This understanding led to her current research interest in exploring how practitioner research impacts local educational settings, the learners, and the educators.  Dr. Marsh continues to explore sustaining communities of practice, professional literacy learning opportunities, and adolescent literacy. 

Publications: 

Cruz, J., Goff, M., Marsh, J. (2020).  Building the mentoring relationship: humanism and the importance of storytelling between mentor and mentee, Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 28 (1), 104-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2020.1749344

Marsh, J.P. & Gonzalez, D. A. (2020). Practitioner advice for getting started with practitioner research. Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy,63(6), 720-723. Https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.1048

Marsh, J.P. & Gonzalez, D. A. (2019). Practitioner researcher and agency. Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy,63(2). 234-238https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.999

Marsh, J.P. & Gonzalez, D. A (2019).  Exploring new ways of literacy instruction through practitioner research.  Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy,62(6). 695-697. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jaal.954

Marsh, J. P. & Gonzalez, D. A. (2019).  Exploring identity through literacy practice and practitioner research. Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy,62(4). 466-469. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.917

Marsh, J. P. & Goff, M. H. (2018).  One English language arts Teacher’s Journey as a secondary teacher-mentor:  Life in the hyphen.  Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 67(1), 244-260. https://doi.org/10.1177/2381336918786894

Marsh, J. P. (2014, February). Hanging out at ASU Preparatory Academies: What one university researcher is learning from conducting real-time research in schools. Equity Alliance Blog, http://www.niusileadscape.org/bl/?cat=157

Marsh, J. P. (2013).  My time as a professor in residence: Lessons learned. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(8), 617-622. 

 

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 710Innov Disseminating Res
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
TEL 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 572Literacy Teacher Leader
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 691Seminar
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 572Literacy Teacher Leader
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Presentations: 

Marsh, J. P. Goff, M., Cunningham, J, (2015, December).  It’s all beneath the surface: Unpacking the iceberg of SSR in secondary classrooms.  Paper presented at the 65th annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association. Carlsbad, CA. 

Marsh, J. P., Larsen, L., & Sin, S. (2014, December).  Creating critical learning environments for      teachers and students:  The story of one literacy community of practice.  Paper presented at the 64rd annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association. Marco Island, FL.

Marsh, J. P., Pelotte, L., Krauter, D. (2014, May).  Digital peer-mentoring:  What we learned about reading, writing, and relationships.  Research poster session presented at the 59th annual conference of the International Reading Association.  New Orlean, LA.  

Marsh, J. P. (2013, December) Who am I? Self-Reflection by a Literacy Ethnographer.  Paper presented at the 63rd annual conference of the Literacy Research Association.  Dallas, TX.  

Marsh, J. P., Krauter, D. & Lammers, J. (2012, December).  Becoming literacy coaches:  An identity-as-position analysis.  Paper presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association.  San Diego, CA.

Marsh, J. P., Krauter, D. & Lammers, J. (2011, December).  Evolving collaborations: Literacy coaching as a formative process.  Paper presented at the 61st annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association.  Jacksonville, FL.

Marsh, J. P., & Enger, A. (2012, November).  Urban invasion:  How the softwire came to urban phoenix.  Panel presentation at the annual convention of the National Conference of Teachers of English.  Las Vegas, NV.