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Leslie Joanne Brusletten Marshall

Leslie Joanne Brusletten Marshall, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Iowa, Hawaii. Recipient Excellence in Teaching award Burlington Northern Foundation, 1985.


  • Marshall, Leslie Joanne Brusletten was born on September 1, 1943 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Orville Leonard Brusletten and Miriam Barry (Butler) Ramey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Psychology, Grinnell, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Physiology, University Washington, 1973. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mount Mercy College, 1990.


    • Elementary teacher Namoluk (Micronesia) School, 1969-1971. Postdoctoral fellow department internal medicine University Iowa, Iowa City, 1973, assistant in instruction department biology, 1974-1975. Associate Department Physiology University Iowa, 1976-1978.

      Assistant professor College Nursing University Iowa, 1978-1985, associate professor, since 1985. Nursing pool staff University Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1988-1992. Visiting associate professor school nursing University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1992-1993.

      Tutor, research officer University Papua New Guinea, 1981. Consultant on infant feeding University Iowa, 1982-1985, Ross Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio, 1979, 82.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Iowa, Hawaii.


    • Author: (with Mac Marshall) Silent Voices Speak: Women and Prohibition in Truk, 1990, (with Donald Denoon) Public Health in Papua New Guinea, 1989. Editor: Infant Care and Feeding in the South Pacific, 1985. Editorial board Qualitative Health Research.

      Manuscript reviewer for journals, since 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Speaker for churches and community groups, Iowa City. Fellow American Anthropol. Association, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (executive board 1989-1992, board chair 1991-1992), Woodrow Wilson Foundation (honorary).

    Member Council on Nursing and Anthropology (nominating committee), Mortar Board, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Herb gardening, travel, walking, photography.


    • Married Keith Macdonald Marshall (divorced December 1988), 1 child, Kelsey Andrew.
    • father: Orville Leonard Brusletten Ramey
    • mother: Miriam Barry (Butler) Ramey
    • spouse: Keith Macdonald Marshall
    • child: Kelsey Andrew Marshall
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    Born September 1, 1943
    (age 74)