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2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor Michael Marshall

The Franklin College is home to two of the three 2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professors, profiled in the Honors & Awards issue of Columns. One of three is photography professor Michael Marshall:

Michael Marshall believes that artists should have a role in facilitating change and shaping the world around them. He has put that philosophy into practice and guides others to do the same.

“Change can be difficult, and I am consistently impressed with Michael’s ability to frame a discussion, keep on topic and his approach toward resolving resistance to change,” said colleague and LDSOA lecturer Eileen Wallace. “His vision for innovation in education and specifically for the Lamar Dodd School of Art is motivating.”

In the classroom, Marshall has an ability to provide students with a balanced approach to facilitation. He gives students ample space to find their own path, while providing institutional support and valuable critical feedback.

“There was never a time when he was not prepared to gift his knowledge to inspire creative and most importantly, to help a student find their own voice,” said former student Joseph Moguel.

Our faculty is replete with extraordinary people who challenge and inspire students as they push themselves and their colleagues toward higher levels of excellence. It's characteristic of a great university, where a healthy competition for the best also prioritizes a collegial atmosphere that makes it all work. Congratulations to Marshall on this important career achievement.


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