Author Bio

Maria I. Marshall, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics Director, Purdue Institute for Family Business Purdue University

  Dr. Maria Marshall is Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University and Director of the Purdue Institute for Family Business. Dr. Marshall has a nationally and internationally recognized integrated Extension, research, and teaching program focused on small and family business development. Her program’s goal is to increase the viability and sustainability of small and family businesses as they develop and mature through their life cycles. Her research provides relevant information and publications to entrepreneurs, family business owners, and policy makers. She received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.