Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D.


Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D., is the Director of the Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Marsh came to the University of Nevada, Reno from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges where he was chief program officer of juvenile law programs. He has significant experience in judicial training, judicial program assessment, and teaching in social psychology and law. During his tenure at NCJFCJ, he was directly involved in the education of judges in a number of areas. In addition, through conferences, seminars, and intensive institutes his teaching reached more than 10,000 justice professionals including judges, police, social workers, probation officers, prosecutors, defense counsel and court administrators. He supervised a range of research projects related to juvenile justice and juvenile courts and delinquency funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Health and Human Services, and a number of states.
 
Marsh also brought the importance of various juvenile justice topics to the public through numerous blogs and op-eds, interviews and commentaries in print, radio, and television at the local, state, and national level. 
 
Dr. Marsh is a social psychologist with research and teaching interests in the areas of psychology and the law, adolescent development, trauma, and juvenile justice. His background includes working with youth in detention and correction settings as an educator and mental health clinician, and he is a licensed school counselor, professional counselor, and clinical professional counselor.