Frank Marshall, DBA

Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Frank Marshall began joined PLNU as an adjunct faculty member in 2015, teaching graduate and undergraduate management courses. He came to PLNU with over 35 years of senior management experience. Marshall began his career as the controller for Hughes Aircraft Company Maquiladora, a defense contractor for the U.S. military. He then served as vice president for three companies before becoming chief operations officer for Rancho Santa Fe Technology in 2003, where he was instrumental in increasing profits by 50%. While at Rancho Santa Fe Technology, Marshall received the 2007 Workplace Excellence Award. In addition to teaching management at the undergraduate and graduate levels, he currently serves on the FSB's Innovation Initiatives Committee.


  • D.B.A., Management, George Fox University
  • M.S., Executive Leadership, University of San Diego
  • B.S., Accounting, California State University at Long Beach

Courses Taught

  • Managerial Perspectives –  BUS 660
  • Strategic Management –  BUS 695
  • Principles of Management – MGT 212
  • Human Resources Management –  MGT 374

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Associate Professor of Management, 2017 – present
  • San Diego Christian College, Associate Professor of Management, 2014 – 2017
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Faculty, 2016 – 2017
  • University of Phoenix, Adjunct Faculty, 2009 – 2015
  • Rancho Santa Fe Technology, Chief Operations Officer, 2003 – 2015
  • SDA Security Systems, Inc., Vice President and General Manager, 1996 – 2003
  • TACAN Corporation, Vice President of Finance and Manufacturing, 1995 – 1996
  • Sciteq Electronics, Inc., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 1988 – 1995
  • Hughes Aircraft Company Maquiladora, Controller, 1982 – 1988

Professional and Community Involvement

  • FSB Innovation Initiatives Committee, Member, 2016 – present
  • Horizon Christian Fellowship, Member 

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 Impact Leader East County Transitional Living Center
  • 2015 Impact Leader San Diego Rescue Mission

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Marshall, F. (2016) How Small Businesses Create a Process to Capture, Convert and Integrate Knowledge for Survival. (Doctoral Dissertation). George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon.