Professor Emeritus and holder of the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs
A faculty member of The University of Texas at Austin since 1962, Ray Marshall came to the LBJ School in 1981 after serving four years as U.S. secretary of labor in the Carter administration.
Dr. Marshall was a member of the Clinton administration's National Skills Standards Board and the Advisory Commission on Labor Diplomacy. In addition, he co-chaired the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, and served on the board of the Economic Policy Institute and the Commission on State and Local Public Service. He also chaired the board of the National Center on Education and the Economy and served as president of the International Labor Rights Fund.
Marshall is author of more than 30 books and monographs, including "Thinking for a Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations," and "Back to Shared Prosperity." He retired from teaching at the LBJ School in September 1998.