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F.K. Marsh
F.K. Marsh Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
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Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
MBA, Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.
B.S. in Business, SUNY College at Fredonia


Cardinal Fellow, 2006 Concordia University-Ann Arbor, internal competitive, peer-reviewed award, based on proposal to study Spiritual Capacity in Organizations.

SUNY College at Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y. Nominee, Outstanding Alumni Achievement award, 2002.


Dr. Marsh joined the business faculty at Mount St. Mary’s University in 2008. Her primary teaching responsibilities encompass courses in leadership, management and corporate social responsibility, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She founded and serves as faculty advisor to the Mount student organization WAM, Women & Men’s Leaders’ Network, and has been a member of several university committees including the Financial Advisory Committee, University Council, Mount Council and SPARC. As organizer of the Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium 2014, she has worked with Mount board member Tony Agnone to build a national-level panel discussion, “NFL, Concussions, Who’s Responsible, Who Pays?”

Prior to coming to the Mount, Dr. Marsh served as a faculty member and dean at Concordia University-Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Marsh has held executive positions in the nonprofit and corporate sector, and volunteers as a member of nonprofit advisory boards. She is a member of the professional associations, Academy of Management, Christian Business Faculty Association and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. Dr. Marsh has also served as a consultant to organizations.

Areas of Study

Corporate Social Responsibility, Management and Organizational Behavior, Leadership


"Financial Management and Leadership Qualities: Considerations in Candidate Selection and Seminarian Education," an analytical report from data gathered for the Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant project. August 2013. First author, with Linda Junker, Director of Institutional Research, Mount St. Mary's University.

"Financial Management and Pastoral Leadership: Challenges, Issues, & Training," an analytical report from a Roundtable Session, May 1, 2013, prepared for the Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant project. June 2013. Author.

"Catholic Social Teaching, the Corporation, and Management Education," Journal of Catholic Higher Education 2012, 31:1, 119-137.

"Leadership, Spirituality, and Pastoral Administration," Seminary Journal, Winter 2010, 16:3, 59-76.

"High Performance Team: Building a Business Program with Part- and Full-Time Faculty," Journal of Education for Business, 2010, 85:4, 187-194.

"Ethical Concerns at the Bottom of the Pyramid - Corporate Responsibility or Corporate Integrity? A Brief Commentary," invited, peer-reviewed, Journal of International Business Ethics, 2009, 2:1, 33-35.

"Ex Corde and the Dilbert Effect," 2nd author, with John Larrivee, Ph.D., Mount St. Mary's University, Brian Engelland, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, First Things, July 20, 2009,, feature article.

"Linking Organizational Identity and Community Vitality," with Monica Worline, Ph.D., and Krysia Wrobel, Emory University. 2nd author. Symposium paper presentation, Academy of Management, Hawaii, August 2005.

"Alexander's Story: Compassionate Leadership in Times of Tragedy," video documentary, 2003. With Monica Worline, Ph.D., Emory University.

"City or Suburbs? Urban Service Delivery and the Growth of Nonprofit Organizations in Detroit," 1997. Manuscript, unpublished.

The State of Nonprofit Detroit, editor, and an author. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1995. Monograph, 89 pages.

"Services, Equity, and Needs: Nonprofit Services in Metropolitan Detroit," in The State of Nonprofit Michigan, Mark Wilson, editor. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1995.

Research Projects/Grants
Lilly Endowment, Inc., $250,000 grant proposal, 2013-2015. Co-author and project team member. Collaborative grant between Mount St. Mary's Seminary, the Bolte School of Business, and Mount St. Mary's Institutional Research and Information Technology departments. Principal author with Former Seminary Rector, Msgr. Steven Rohlfs.

Thrivent. $8,000. 2003. Collaborative grant between four Concordias (Mequon, Selma, Austin, and Ann Arbor) to research and develop an upper-level interdisciplinary course entitled "Servant Leadership".

St. Luke Lutheran, $29,600. 2000. Development of program and initial implementation, long-term mentoring for new mothers, at Family Life Services of Washtenaw County.

Metro Health Foundation, $7,670. 1998-99. Assessment and analysis of the strategic management needs of Metro Health's social service grantees. Survey conducted, qualitative analysis conducted, report written and presented.

McGregor Fund, $3,280. 1998. Secondary data analysis, management needs and organizational capacity building of nonprofit service providers in Michigan. Report.

Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, $18,925. 1993-1995. Conducted survey of several hundred randomly sampled service organizations in metropolitan Detroit, resulting in a written report for policymakers, local government leaders, and nonprofit executives, also articles. Quantitative analysis.

Michigan State University, $10,000, in-kind match of Aspen funds. 1994. For metropolitan Detroit organizational analysis and survey.

The Aspen Institute, $10,000. 1993. For quantitative analysis of nonprofit development in metro Detroit against population characteristics, resulting in report and dissertation.

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