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DrPH, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

MPH, East Stroudsburg University

Nandi Marshall, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Teaching since 2013

“At Armstrong, I feel like I am part of a family. I absolutely love that I have the opportunity to help this family grow and have a positive impact on our campus community and the community at large.”

To use the words “busy,” “involved” and “committed” to describe the life of Health Sciences Assistant Professor Nandi Marshall would be an understatement.

In addition to teaching several courses at Armstrong, mentoring students and serving as an advisor to several campus groups, Marshall volunteers to promote access to healthy food in Chatham County and serves on the Science Board of the prestigious American Public Health Association (APHA), the largest public health organization in the world.

“I am extremely excited and honored to have been appointed to the APHA Science Board this year,” says Marshall, who is responsible for reviewing proposed policy statements for scientific merit. “APHA represents the core values of public health, for which I hold the utmost respect and continue to share with my students.”

At Armstrong, Marshall, who earned a Master of Public Health from East Stroudsburg University and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Georgia Southern University, teaches a variety of programs in both the undergraduate and graduate public health programs. She particularly enjoys teaching Social Impact on Health, a course she developed which explores the social determinants of health. She also serves as the department’s practicum coordinator, which allows her the opportunity to advise master’s students on their practicum experiences and provide varying levels of support.

In addition, Marshall is a co-advisor for the Student African-American Sisterhood (SAAS), a faculty advisor to the Tau Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a member of Armstrong’s Strategic Planning and Resource Committee II. She also sits on the university’s Institutional Review Board and participates as a Parliamentarian for Armstrong’s Caucus for Equality and Progress.

Although she is deeply involved with academic advisement and various campus organizations, student exchanges are what matter most to this accomplished faculty member.

“I have the privilege of students dropping in to check in with me,” she says. “These are students whom I have had the pleasure of teaching or meeting over the past three years. They value my opinion, and I am honored to serve as their mentor.”