Josephine Marsh

Farmer Education Building 316B
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811

Biography

Josephine Peyton Marsh is an associate professor of literacy education at Arizona State University (ASU). Professor Marsh received her doctorate from the University of Georgia in Reading Education after teaching literacy to students in grades 5-12 for more than 10 years. She came to ASU in 1998 where she teaches literacy education courses, mentors doctoral students, and consults with local school districts about infusing literacy instruction into content-area teaching. Since 2010, Professor Marsh has served as the professor in residence at ASU Preparatory Academies (ASU Prep). In this position, she works with ASU Prep administrators and teachers to integrate scholarship with teaching and create academically rigorous and supportive K-12 teaching and learning environments. She uses ethnographic and action research methods to build knowledge about literacy instructional methods and the school transformation process.

Professor Marsh’s recent and upcoming publications and presentations focus on her work at ASU Prep. Her current research focuses on school transformation and concentrates on “just-in-time” literacy professional development and sustaining literacy communities of practice for professional growth and transforming school literacy practices. Her past research projects include critical discourse analyses of gender and qualitative research on adolescent literacy practices. She was recognized for her integration of scholarship and teaching by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in 2014 and received the 2016 Founders’ Day Award for Faculty Achievement Service Award from the ASU Alumni Association. 

Education

Ph.D. Reading Education, University of Georgia

Research Interests

Current Research Projects:

Marsh's research concentrates on just-in-time literacy professional development and sustaining communities of practice for professional growth. One related design-based research project focuses on how teachers, students, and researchers worked together to transform the use of independent silent reading in secondary classrooms.  

Marsh is also exploring how to sustain a model for school-university research partnerships that is directly connected to the real world of schools, teachers, students, and communities.  This model focuses on student learning and engages teachers in inquiry as part of their everyday practice.  

As Professor in Residence at ASU Preparatory Academy-Phoenix and with ASU Prep administrators and teachers, Marsh and her co-researchers use ethnographic and action research methods to document and build knowledge about the transformation of ASU Prep from a underperforming to a high achieving K-12 school. The purpose of this research (2010-2016) is to explore the processes, social interactions, initiatives, and programs that happen at ASU Prep as it works to improve academic instruction and achievement. They want to understand the complex issues related to school reform and transformation. 

Publications

Marsh, J. P., Krauter, D., Pelotte, L. (2014) Coaching and growing literacy communities of practice. In K.A. Hinchman & H. Sheridan-Thomas (Eds.). Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy  NY:  Guilford Press. 

Marsh, J. P. (2013).  My time as a professor in residence: Lessons learned. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(8), 617-622. 

Marsh, J. P. (2014, February). Hanging out at ASU Preparatory Academies: What one university researcher is learning from conducting real-time research in schools. Equity Alliance Blog, http://www.niusileadscape.org/bl/?cat=157

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 572Literacy Teacher Leader
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 691Seminar
TEL 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 572Literacy Teacher Leader
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 556Assess/Proc-Elem/Sec Reading
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 598Special Topics
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 556Assess/Proc-Elem/Sec Reading
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 598Special Topics
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 557Adv Elem/Sec Reading Practicum
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 556Assess/Proc-Elem/Sec Reading
RDG 590Reading and Conference
DCI 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 598Special Topics
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation

Presentations

Marsh, J. P. Goff, M., Cunningham, J, (2015, December).  Its all beneath the surface: Unpacking the iceberg of SSR in secondary classrooms.  Paper presented at the 65th annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association. Carlsbad, CA. 

Marsh, J. P., Larsen, L., & Sin, S. (2014, December).  Creating critical learning environments for      teachers and students:  The story of one literacy community of practice.  Paper presented at the 64rd annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association. Marco Island, FL.

Marsh, J. P., Pelotte, L., Krauter, D. (2014, May).  Digital peer-mentoring:  What we learned about reading, writing, and relationships.  Research poster session presented at the 59th annual conference of the International Reading Association.  New Orlean, LA.  

Marsh, J. P. (2013, December) Who am I? Self-Reflection by a Literacy Ethnographer.  Paper presented at the 63rd annual conference of the Literacy Research Association.  Dallas, TX.  

Marsh, J. P., Krauter, D. & Lammers, J. (2012, December).  Becoming literacy coaches:  An identity-as-position analysis.  Paper presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association.  San Diego, CA.

Marsh, J. P., Krauter, D. & Lammers, J. (2011, December).  Evolving collaborations: Literacy coaching as a formative process.  Paper presented at the 61st annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association.  Jacksonville, FL.

Marsh, J. P., & Enger, A. (2012, November).  Urban invasion:  How the softwire came to urban phoenix.  Panel presentation at the annual convention of the National Conference of Teachers of English.  Las Vegas, NV.