Dr. Marshall Anthony Jr. directs the research agenda at The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), where he leads innovative work to ambitiously advance and radically reimagine a higher education system that equitably serves people from all walks of life.

Marshall’s personal and professional mission is to improve the educational and socioeconomic mobility of traditionally underrepresented communities. He has published for various public, policy, and academic audiences. Marshall’s work and commentary has been featured in multi-media outlets, such as About Campus, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Higher Ed Dive, Higher Education Today, Inside Higher Ed, NBC News, NerdWallet, Politico, RealClearEducation, SiriusXM, The Associated Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Hechinger Report, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, and U.S. News & World Report. He has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Before joining TICAS, Marshall served as the associate director of policy and advocacy for higher education at the Center for American Progress (CAP) as well as a higher education research analyst at The Education Trust. During his doctoral studies, Marshall was a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow of Class XIV at the Florida Department of Education, and he also served as a graduate research assistant and instructor in the inaugural Leadership Learning Research Center at Florida State University. Additionally, he has worked in other academic and student affairs functional areas at public and private institutions of various sizes.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Marshall holds a Ph.D. in higher education (public policy) from Florida State University. He also earned a master’s degree in higher education administration, graduate certificate in teaching, training, and educational technology, bachelor’s degree in business administration, and minors in accounting and Spanish from North Carolina State University.