Dr. Marshall focuses on contemporary Christian ethics. She is particularly interested in issues of violence and peacemaking, ethical questions in literature and film, and the dynamic relationship between faith, history and ethics. She is the contributing editor of a volume of essays written by Claremont faculty, entitled Choosing Peace through Daily Practices (Pilgrim Press 2005). Her second book, Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom (Abingdon Press, 2006) addresses the virtue of hope in the Christian Tradition. She has also published essays on welfare reform, the use of film to teach ethics, and the United Methodist response to war. Dr. Marshall worked with the refugee resettlement programs of Church World Service and the United Methodist Committee on Relief.