Michael Marsden, who most recently served as the Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iona College (New Rochelle, New York) for 2013-2014,served St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin) from 2003-2013. He served as Dean of the College and Academic Vice President from 2003-2010 and served briefly as Acting President in 2008. He was also Professor of English, American Studies and Media Studies from 2003-2013. Prior to coming to St. Norbert, he was Provost Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at Eastern Kentucky University, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Michigan University, and Assistant/Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University. Marsden was a Fellow in the National Humanities Institute at the University of Chicago serving as a Visiting Professor of Culture and Technology. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Norbert College in 2011 and the St. Norbert College's President's Medal in 2008. He is a member of several honor societies including Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society and Phi Beta Delta international scholar society.
Marsden received his Ph.D. in English (American Literature/Popular Culture Studies) from Bowling Green State University, and holds a B.A. in English (DePaul University) and M.A. in English (Purdue University). In addition to his extensive academic administrative experience, he served as Coordinator of the Northern Michigan University Press from 1993 until 1998. He is a published scholar, author, and poet with an extensive publication record. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the quarterly "Journal of Popular Film and Television". He was co-recipient of the American Culture Association's Governing Board Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Culture Studies in 2002. Marsden has delivered about forty formal papers and participated on about thirty other panels at professional meetings and conferences, and has made numerous other presentations to professional groups. He has produced and hosted a variety of radio and television educational programs including "Conversations from St. Norbert College," a monthly cable television show he hosted from 2004 to 2010.
Marsden is the past Interim President of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, past President of the American Culture Association, past President of the Midwest Association for Canadian Studies, and a past officer of the Popular Culture Association. He received the 1999 Distinguished Service Award from the American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Association. He has been an active community servant in diverse groups such as the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, Michigan's Upper Peninsula Pine Mountain Music Festival, the Lake Superior Community Partnership, and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Endowment Council, the latter of which he served as Chair.