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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education


Dr. Ian Marshall

Dr. Ian Marshall

Lecturer in Educational Leadership

Department: School of Education


Dr. Marshall is an educator with twenty-three (23) years teaching experience. He has worked as a teacher trainer and leadership development expert from 2009 to the present, in the capacity as Tutor in Educational Management and Administration, and Research Methods at the Erdiston Teachers, Training College in Barbados. He also functioned as the University Coordinator for the Diploma in Education (Primary) and the Certificate in Educational Management and Administration programmes delivered by Erdiston Teachers’ Training College.

Dr. Marshall is an educational consultant and travels throughout the Eastern Caribbean training current and prospective educational leaders in leadership best practices. In addition, Dr. Marshall works closely with principals and teacher trade unions in Barbados to deliver a number of professional development workshops for teachers at the primary and secondary levels.


  • Ph.D. (Education) UWI, Cave Hill Campus             
  • DipEd (Secondary) UWI, Cave Hill Campus                           
  • M.Ed. (Educational Administration) UWI, Cave Hill Campus
  • B.A (Hons) UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Research Areas

His research interests include:

  • Parental Involvement
  • Principal Preparation
  • Student Academic Achievement
  • Principal and Teacher Leadership
  • Inclusive Education
  • Effective Schools

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate Courses:

  • EDEA2304 – Introduction to Educational Administration
  • EDEA3601 – Current Issues, Concerns and Problems in Educational Administration
  • EDEA3504 – Creating an Excellent School

 Graduate Courses:
  • EDLE 6000 – Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Organizational Behaviour
  • EDLE 6002 – Human Relations Management in Education
  • EDLE 6001 – Effective Leadership in Education
  • EDLE 6003 – The Legal, Financial, and Industrial Relations Environment of Educational                                      Leadership

Select Publications

Marshall, I. (2018). Novice Principals Speak Out: A Qualitative Analysis of the Transition from Teacher to Principal in Barbadian Primary Schools. Caribbean Journal of Education, 40(1&2), 126-153.
Marshall, I., Jackman, G., & Mungal-Fongkong, C. (2018). Monitoring the implementation of the schools positive behaviour management programme (SPBMP) in Barbados. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 17(1), 161-192.
Marshall, I. A. (2017).  Inclusivity or Exclusivity: An Educational Leadership Perspective. In Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education (pp. 123-137). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Marshall, I. A. (2015). Principal leadership style and teacher commitment among a sample of secondary school teachers in Barbados. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 4(5), 43-58.
Marshall, I.A. (2015). Principal Leadership and teacher stress among a sample of secondary school teachers in Barbados. Caribbean Educational Research Journal, 3(1), 76-90.