Dr. Jamie Marsh is Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. She teaches literacy courses in the M.A. in Education Option in Reading program and multiple and single subject teacher credential programs. She serves as Multiple Subject Program Coordinator and on the leadership team of the Los Angeles Writing Project (LAWP) at Cal State LA.
Dr. Marsh earned her Ph.D. in Education from University of Virginia where she was a researcher on Jane Hansen’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Research Project. Using qualitative research methods, Dr. Marsh studies students as writers in diverse, urban, K-12 classroom settings. Her research explores the sociocultural influences that enable students as writers and the ways in which students’ experiences as writers transform their identities.
An educator for nearly 20 years, Dr. Marsh has taught elementary, middle, and high school English language arts and reading in California and Texas and served in various K-12 school and district literacy leadership roles. She used research from her own classroom to co-author the book Getting Started: The Reading-Writing Workshop, Grades 4-8 (Heinemann, 2007). Dr. Marsh continues to lead professional development for K-12 teachers and teachers leaders. She coaches teachers as they implement reading and writing workshops in their classrooms, and she helps teacher leaders create systems and structures to support workshop implementation at both the school and district levels.
Dr. Marsh is passionate about providing all children with the conditions they need in order to grow and flourish as readers and writers. And she is passionate about providing all teachers with the professional development they deserve in order to meet the diverse needs of their students, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Ph.D. in Education - Literacy, 2009
- University of Virginia
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Reading & Language Arts Education, 2004
- University of Houston
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Reading & English, 1999
- Stephen F. Austin State University