Erik Marshall (or “emarsh” to his friends) is a writer and teacher, currently working at University of Michigan - Dearborn. He is writing a memoir and a novel series about an adjunct professor who moonlights as a private detective.


  • Film
  • Media
  • Digital Humanities


  • Ph.D, Film Studies, 2010

    Wayne State University

  • B.A., French/Secondary Education, 1995

    Wayne State University

Recent Posts

Fade In

In which I talk about blogfade and dip my toes back into the medium



Lecturer II

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Jan 2012 – Present Dearborn, MI
Courses taught:
* Intro to Screen Studies
* Film and Society
* Issues in Cyberspace
* Theory of the Screen
* Video Game Studies and Criticism


Henry Ford College

Jan 2009 – Jan 2012 Dearborn, MI
Courses taught:
* Intro to Telecommunication
* Intro to Film
* Screenwriting


Oakland Community College

Jan 2009 – Jan 2012 Michigan
Courses taught:
* Intro to Film
* Composition II

Adjunct Instructor

Lawrence Tech University

Sep 2007 – May 2008 Southfield, Michigan
Courses taught:
* World Masterpieces of Literature I and II

Adjunct Instructor

College for Creative Studies

Sep 2004 – Dec 2004 Detroit, Michigan
Courses taught:
* History of Animation

Adjunct Instructor

Wayne State University

Jun 2003 – Sep 2007 Detroit, Michigan

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Wayne State University

Sep 1998 – Jun 2003 Detroit, Michigan
Courses taught:
* Introduction to Film
* Intro to College Writing
* Intermediate Composition
* American Studies
* Great Works of World Cinema