Director, Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services & Associate Dean of Students
Donn Marshall, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Counseling, Health & Wellness Services. He has been on staff at Puget Sound since 1987. Donn earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the Ohio State University in 1988 after completing his pre-doctoral psychology internship at Southern Illinois University. A licensed psychologist, Donn is a frequent contributor at regional and national conferences, presenting on a wide range of issues including sexual assault prevention, men and masculinity, sexual/affective identity, Internet abuse and addictions, suicide prevention, and the clinical assessment of suicidality.
Donn is a trainer for the American Association of Suicidology and for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, leading continuing education seminars about suicide assessment and management for mental health professionals nationally. With Prof. Grace Kirchner, he is engaged in research examining the effectiveness of a specific suicide intervention protocol. For the counselor education program here at Puget Sound Donn taught sections of Introduction to Counseling and developed the Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Risk Management course.
In clinical supervision Donn brings a developmental perspective and works to help identify and build on clinical strengths of trainees.
Committed to social justice, Donn works to make Puget Sound a welcome and inclusive environment. To that end, he serves on the campus Bias/Hate Education Response Team (BERT) and the Accessibility Work Group (AWG). Donn is one of the advisors to the Queer Alliance (Q&A – the student LGBTQA organization), and Beyond, the student organization for transgender students and allies. Donn is engaged with the community through volunteer work at Rebuilding Hope: The Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County.