Dan Marshall, former keyboard player/singer/songwriter, began playing rock 'n roll music in 1965, moving through a succession of bands in his hometown of Hubbard, Ohio before stints with The New Hudson Exit, Roadshow and Brainchild. In late 1972 he left the music business and, four years later, began work as an elementary school teacher.
After teaching school in Ohio, Michigan, Texas and Australia, Dan completed his PhD and became a university faculty member in 1985. Currently a professor in Penn State's College of Education, he has made more than 70 scholarly presentations at national and international conferences and authored or co-authored 35 journal articles, eight book chapters, and three books in his academic field of curriculum studies.
In addition to his work as a teacher and writer, Dan has served on the boards of seven professional journals and was co-editor of the journal Teaching Education for more than eight years. A founding member of the American Educational Research Association's Lesbian and Gay Studies Special Interest Group, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues Network, he has received a number of awards and recognitions throughout his years in higher education, including Penn State's College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award.
Dan is married to Dr. Tara L. Fulton, Dean of Library and Information Services at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.