Associate Professor, Educational Foundations and Leadership
Marc holds an Oregon Standard Administrative and Superintendent's License and has more than 20 years of experience as an educator in Iowa, South Dakota, California and Oregon. He earned his MEd and EdD in educational administration from the University of South Dakota. Marc has been on faculty at George Fox University since 2000 and served as director of the administrative licensure (2000-2003) and MEd programs (2003-2006). Marc is married to Kelly, who teaches first grade at Veritas School.
Marc’s research focus is teacher leadership and district/university partnerships/collaboration from a school leader perspective.
Shelton, M., Birky, V. D., & Headley, W. Scot. (2008, in print). Encouraging teacher leaders. In W. K. Hoy & M. DiPaola (Eds.), Research & Theory in Educational Leadership.
Shelton, M., Cathers, S., Myton, D., & Johnson, L. (2008, in print). The evolution of ORPEA: Collaborating to prepare high quality leaders. Educational Leadership Review.
Birky, V. D., Shelton, M., & Headley, W. S. (2006). An administrator's challenge: Encouraging teachers to be leaders. NASSP Bulletin, 90, 87-101.
Shelton, M., Cathers, S., & Tew, L. (2006). Higher education and school district partnerships: Creating a best practice environment for field experience. In F. L. Dembowski, & L.K. LeMasters (Eds.). 2006 NCPEA Yearbook: Unbridled Spirit – Best Practices in Educational Administration (pp. 157-164). Lancaster, PA: DEStech Publications, Inc.
"Navigating Policy through Collaboration, Not Competition." 61st Annual National Council of Professors of Educational Administration's (NCPEA) Summer Conference, Chicago, IL – August 3, 2007.
"Encouraging Teachers to be Leaders." 61st Annual National Council of Professors of Educational Administration's (NCPEA) Summer Conference, Chicago, IL – August 2, 2007.
“An Administrator’s Challenge: Encouraging Teachers to be Leaders.” Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL – April 10, 2007.
“A Networkshop on Administrator Licensure: Leading for Social Justice.” Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL – April 10, 2007.
“Preparing Teachers to Work in the State’s Highest Need Schools: A Statewide, Systemic Project.” 59th AACTE Annual Meeting & Exhibits, New York, NY – February 25, 2007.
“An Administrator's Challenge: Encouraging Teachers to be Leaders.” 91st NASSP Annual Convention & Exposition, Las Vegas, NV – February 24, 2007.
“Higher Education and School District Partnerships: Creating a Best Practice Environment for Field Experience." 60th Annual National Council of Professors of Educational Administration's (NCPEA) Summer Conference, Lexington, KY – August 2, 2006.