Acting Associate Dean's Profile
Dr. Marston is an associate professor with a joint appointment to the Economics Department and the Social Science Program. She began teaching at UNC in 1998 and her courses include Understanding the Contemporary Economy, Labor Economics, and Community Research and Engagement. She earned her Bachelor’s in Economics and Spanish from the University of Nevada, Reno where she also received her Master’s Degree in Economics. Dr. Marston earned her Ph.D. from Colorado State University.
Dr. Marston’s current research stems from her involvement with Realizing Our Community (ROC). ROC was funded from 2008-2011 by a $300,000 grant from The Colorado Trust. She collaborates with Drs. Nelson and Behr researching the refugee population in Greeley. The research team works closely with the Global Refugee Center to better understand the secondary migration patterns of refugees in our community. Dr. Marston also collaborates with Dr. Nelson to include undergraduate students in service learning projects at the Global Refugee Center. Her efforts led to her winning the 2013 UNC Engaged Faculty Scholar Award.