Marshall Anthony Jr. is the associate director of policy and advocacy for Higher Education at American Progress, where he advances the postsecondary education policy priorities on equity, affordability, and attainment.
Anthony’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. His work has been featured in places including About Campus, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Education Dive, Politico, RealClearEducation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Hechinger Report.
Before joining American Progress, Anthony worked at the Education Trust as a higher education research analyst. During his doctoral studies, Anthony was a Florida gubernatorial fellow of class XIV at the Florida Department of Education in the Division of Florida Colleges. He also served as a graduate research assistant and instructor at Florida State University in the inaugural Leadership Learning Research Center. Additionally, Anthony has worked in other academic and student affairs functional areas at both large and small and public and private institutions such as North Carolina State University and Meredith College.
A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Anthony holds a Ph.D. in higher education public policy from the Florida State University. He also earned a master’s degree in higher education administration; a graduate certificate in teaching, training, and educational technology; a bachelor’s degree in business administration; and minors in accounting and Spanish from North Carolina State University at Raleigh.