Marcella Marlowe has over 25 years of public sector municipal experience, having most recently served as City Manager for the City of San Marino from October 2017 to November 2022. Prior to San Marino, she was the Assistant City Manager for the City of San Gabriel for six-and-a-half years and, before that, Dr. Marlowe served as the Human Resources Manager for the City of Duarte, the only person to ever hold that position there. She started her career with the City of Calabasas as a human resources generalist, and spent two years with the City of Phoenix, AZ, specializing in classification & compensation and benefits administration.
Dr. Marlowe is a devoted Trojan, having received all of her degrees from the University of Southern California: B.A. in Classical Greek Civilization, M.A. in Political Science, and Ph.D. in Political Science. In addition, she holds a senior adjunct professor appointment with the University of La Verne’s College of Law and Public Service, having also taught at Cal State Fullerton's Department of Political Science and USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy as an Adjunct Associate Professor. She is the author of Jurisprudential Regimes: The Supreme Court, Civil Rights, and the Life Cycle of Judicial Doctrine, published in 2011.