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James D. Marshall, professor emeritus and honorary research fellow, The University of Auckland

James Marshall served as Dean at the University of Auckland (1991-96) where he has been a professor since 1973. He retired from full-time teaching in 2004.

Born in New Zealand, Professor Marshall earned his doctorate in philosophy at Bristol University in 1973 (supervisor, Stephan Körner) and his undergraduate degree – a B.A. Special Honours in Philosophy - at the same institution in 1967. He also held appointments at St. Mary’s College, Cheltenham, the University of Bristol, and part-time with The Open University. Prior to this, he had taught mathematics, and served as a naval officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, attending the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. His 8 & ½ years in the Navy included command of a patrol vessel and 2nd navigating officer of an aircraft carrier.

Professor Marshall will be making his home in Chapel Hill for six months each year and will affiliate and work with graduate students while here. He has already offered to work with two students in philosophy and history of education. He also conducted a small faculty/student seminar for six hours during January 2006.

Professor Marshall is known world-wide for an extensive career in philosophy of education. He is author/editor of nearly thirty books, monograph and journal special issues, over seventy book chapters or published proceedings, and over 100 referred and non-refereed journal articles. His work has appeared in Australasia, Great Britain, Europe and North and South America. He is Past-President (twice) of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, a frequent presenter at international conferences, including the International Network of Philosophers of Education and the American Educational Research Association, founder of an international journal, and co-editor of two. He has been visiting scholar, research fellow and professor at ten universities worldwide. One indication of his renown is recent publication of a festschrift about his scholarship as a special issue of Educational Philosophy of Theory, to be published by Blackwell in 2006. Professor Marshall is known in his homeland, New Zealand, for his leadership in educational academic planning and policy and for his support for Maori education.