Dale Rogers Marshall

Dale completed 12 years as President of Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2004. Previously she spent 6 years as academic dean at Wellesley College and six years as associate dean of letters and science at the University of California, Davis. As a Political Science Professor her research is on racial and gender politics in American cities and the influence of national policy on local politics and vice versa.

In spring 2006 Dale will be teaching U.S. Government and Civilization and consulting on higher education at Kalmyk State University. The university is located in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia. She is the first Fulbright Scholar to be assigned to this “Asiatic island” in European Russia.

Both Dale and her husband (see photo) have professional interests in Russia so they are looking forward to going together to Kalmykia. Dale’s interest in the governmental and educational challenges in Russia was stimulated by her husband’s numerous business development projects in Russia beginning in 1993. They were U.S.AID funded projects primarily sponsored by the Citizens Development Corps. In recognition of his work he received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in May 2004. Don’s interest in Russia arose from over 35 years experience in the petroleum industry and a focus on transition and development economics. He held engineering and corporate planning positions at Chevron and has a Ph.D. in Economic Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dale and Don met as undergraduates at Cornell University. Now they are enjoying retirement back in the same house where they raised their three children in the San Francisco Bay Area. More information on Dale’s work can be found at using “search” and entering her name. She can be contacted at or at 510-547-7122.

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