Dr. Leslie Marshall, Associate Director

Dr. Marshall serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Business in the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Denison University. An award-winning instructor, her research focuses on how socio-economic class, ethnicity, and gender intersect to influence cooperation in groups and the implications for policymaking. Her academic work has been published or is forthcoming in top academic journals, including The Journal of Politics and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. She has extensive field experience coordinating nationwide data collection efforts in Lebanon and Uganda. As an independent consultant, she has worked with the United Nations Development Programme and Innovations for Poverty Action. She is an affiliate of the Economic and Social Rights Research Group of the University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute and previously collaborated with the Centre for Women in Governance (Uganda) and with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. She also co-owns a consulting firm, the Research Group for Sustainable Impacts, based in Pittsburgh, PA and Munich, Germany, that assists organizations in developing more inclusive and sustainable practices for measuring and evaluating the impact of their programs.