Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D. - con't

Dr. Marshall was also instrumental in establishing the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of mathematics, science and technology and was elected to serve as its founding President, a position she held for two years.

She served as an advisor to the Education Task Force of the President’s Council of Science Advisors, as a member of the National Policy Council, the National Forum for Educational Organizational Leaders, and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Advanced Study in Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools.

She is a contributor to the National Academy of Sciences book, Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U. S. High Schools (2002), and a chapter author for the book Organizations for the Future, published by the Drucker Foundation. She is also a chapter author for Scientific Literacy for The 21st Century. Dr. Marshall has published over 35 articles on educational innovation, educational leadership, gifted education, and mathematics and science reform. Her book, The Power to Transform: Leadership that Brings Learning and Schooling to Life, was published (Jossey-Bass Publishers) in February 2006.
Dr. Marshall has served as the Chairman of the Great Lakes District Selection Committee for the Rhodes Scholarship, and as a member of the Commissioning Committee of the USS Abraham Lincoln. At the invitation of Mikhail Gorbachev, she became a member of the State of The World Forum, an international “think-tank” designed to study and resolve issues impacting global sustainability. She has addressed the Forum on several occasions on issues of educational transformation. She is also a Fellow in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce in London, England. At the invitation of Queen Noor of Jordan, she joined the Board of Directors of the Queen Noor Jubilee School in Amman, Jordan (2002).

Dr. Marshall received Loyola University’s Distinguished Alumni Award and was selected by the RJR Nabisco Corporation as one of the nation’s most innovative educational leaders. She was selected twice by the Executive Educator Magazine and the National School Boards Association as one of North America’s 100 Top School Executives and received a resolution from the Illinois General Assembly for Outstanding Contributions to Illinois Education.

The Chicago Sun Times selected her as one of the ten most powerful women in education and one of the 100 most powerful women in Chicago; she was elected into the inaugural Hall of Fame of Chicago Women’s Today (2002) and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her distinctive leadership. These include: Distinguished Service Award from the United States Marine Corps, Woman Extraordinaire Award by the International Women’s Association, Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Van Miller Distinguished Scholar Practitioner Award from the University of Illinois, and Outstanding Women Leader of DuPage Award. In April, 2005, she was inducted into the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and received the Order of Lincoln, Illinois’ highest award for achievement.

Dr. Marshall is a member of numerous corporate and civic groups in Chicago including the Economic Club, The Commercial Club, The Executives Club, and The Chicago Network. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Tellabs, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of Sentry Insurance, and is a Vice-President of The Fry Foundation in Chicago. She also serves as an international consultant, keynote speaker and writer on issues critical to educational transformation.

About IMSA®

Located in Aurora, IL, IMSA is an internationally recognized pioneering educational institution created in 1985 by the General Assembly under the leadership of Governor James Thompson to develop talent and leadership in mathematics, science, and technology and to stimulate excellence in teaching and learning in mathematics, science and technology across the state of Illinois. IMSA’s innovative and advanced residential college preparatory program annually enrolls 650 highly talented Illinois students in grades 10-12. More than 3,000 students have graduated from IMSA since 1989 and more than 21,000 teachers and 52,500 students in Illinois and beyond have benefited from IMSA’s unique professional development and student enrichment programs. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful educational institutions for the development of talent in mathematics, science, and technology in the world; it has served as a model for several academies in the United States and for three institutions in mathematics and science abroad – in Australia, Israel and Jordan.

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