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Marshall Anthony Jr.
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Marshall Anthony Jr.

Higher Education Research Analyst

Marshall Anthony Jr. is a research analyst on the higher education research team, where he mines publicly available data to analyze national, state, and institutional trends in access, affordability, and completion of underserved populations.

Marshall’s personal and professional mission is to improve the educational and socioeconomic mobility of traditionally underrepresented communities. He has worked in various academic and student affairs functional areas at both large and small, public and private institutions. Dr. Anthony’s recent publication includes a chapter on intersecting activism and social justice in leadership education, featured in Changing the Narrative: Socially Just Leadership Education.

Before joining Ed Trust, Marshall was as a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow of Class XIV, serving at the Florida Department of Education in the Division of Florida Colleges. In this role, Marshall drafted a collection of literature reviews, briefs, and memos on a range of topics, such as financial aid re-design, presidential evaluations, board of trustees’ self-evaluations, work 4.0 (future of work), and outcomes-based funding. Prior to his time at the FLDOE, Anthony was a graduate research assistant and instructor for the Leadership Learning Research Center at the Florida State University, where he conducted research on culturally relevant leadership learning and taught courses for the undergraduate certificate in Leadership Studies.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Marshall holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education (Public Policy) from the Florida State University, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, graduate certificate in Teaching, Training, and Educational Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and minors in accounting and Spanish from North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

Secret Talent
Self-proclaimed soul food chef

Favorite Sports Team
Duke Blue Devils Basketball

Proudest Moment
Earning a Ph.D. as a low-income, first-generation graduate student of color

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Visit museums. I’m an avid U.S. history connoisseur.

Why are you passionate about working at Ed Trust?
Ed Trust has a mission of expanding educational opportunities for low-income students and students of color. I navigated Head Start, K-12, and higher education being both of those students; therefore, it is my duty to give back. Ed Trust is a place for me to carry out my life’s work at work.

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