Dr. James Marshall is a Professor in the
Department of Leadership at San Diego State University and an independent consultant to corporations, non-profit and governmental agencies, and school systems.  He teaches graduate-level courses in organizational performance, program evaluation, systems thinking and doing, and human performance technology.

He previously served as Director of Research and Evaluation with Lightspan, a leading provider of curriculum-based Language Arts and Mathematics software and Internet services for students grades K–12. In this role, his primary focus was the design and implementation of a research program to determine the program’s impact in schools and student homes across the country.  During his five years with Lightspan, he also managed the design and development of over 20 educational, Internet-based programs.


Before joining Lightspan, Dr. Marshall held the position of Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting.  Specializing in multimedia and technology-based training solutions, he collaborated on numerous projects for clients such as Novell, DHL, and Allstate as well as internal projects directed toward Andersen Consulting personnel.

James Marshall Ph.D.


  1. B.A. in Liberal Studies
    San Diego State University

  2. M.A. in Educational Technology
    San Diego State University

  3. Ph.D. in Education
    Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University