Marshall M. True, Associate Professor, came to UVM via Bates College and the University of Virginia. At UVA. True earned a Ph.D. in the history of Modern Latin America. His areas of teaching include Latin America, the United States, local history, and most recently modern global history. True has, with his colleague Mark Stoler, authored a two-volume supplementary text for the U. S. history survey, titled Exploring American History: A Skills Approach. He has also written articles and reviews on a variety of topics.
In the past, True twice served a stint as executive director of the Center for Research on Vermont. True has edited the journal Vermont History. He has also been an active supporter of the work of the Vermont Humanities Council, and in this capacity he has given talks and offered seminars all over the state.
True's current research and teaching interests are focused on the early history of the Americas, where he is studying the myriad ways in which Indians, Africans, and Europeans and their descendants produced distinctive American cultures. True is an active gardener, an energetic tennis doubles player, and an avid crossword fan.