Marjorie Malpiede

Marjorie Malpiede

Executive Director

Ms. Malpiede is Executive Director of the Mary Christie Institute, Editor of the Mary Christie Quarterly and host of the Quadcast. As a journalist and strategist, Ms. Malpiede has over thirty years of leadership experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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She has advised public agencies, campaigns, private companies and non-profit organizations on policy, communications, and government relations. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Malpiede was the Vice President of Programming and Public Affairs for MassINC and CommonWealth magazine, a non-partisan research organization and policy journal. Before then, she spent twelve years as the Vice President of Public Affairs at The MENTOR Network, a national health and human services company based in Boston. She began her career at BOSTON Magazine and later worked in state government as a press aid and speechwriter. Ms. Malpiede has a Masters in Public Affairs from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston and a BS from Drew University.

mmalpiede@marychristieinstitute.org

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Mental and Behavioral Health

India’s Campus Mental Health Crisis: How One University is Attempting to Create a New Narrative on Student Mental Health

As American college students report escalating rates of anxiety and depression, they may be comforted to know that students around the world share similar struggles. A 2018 report by the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health International College Student Initiative revealed that one in three first-year students from eight countries…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Questions and Answers with Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

When Jeffrey Jensen Arnett applied the term “emerging adults” to the young people he was studying in the 1990s, he didn’t just change terminology, he challenged society’s perception of an entire generation and what was expected of it. The term, connoting transition, was made famous by Arnett’s 2000 article in…

MCQ. Issue 23
09/08/2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, authors of “Did That Just Happen?”

“Did That Just Happen?” provides an in-depth guide on how organizations can not only create but also sustain diverse and inclusive environments. Authors Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, two clinical psychologists with marginalized identities themselves (Black and Queer), use real-life examples to show the negative impact marginalization can have on organizations…

MCQ. Issue 23
08/11/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

This Is Us: Supporting Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions in College

Getting through college can be hard, harder still for those with a mental health condition. From deciding to disclose a disability, to advocating for accommodations, to navigating leave and reentry policies, the journey can be so fraught with challenges that 86% of students with serious mental illness won’t ever finish. …

MCQ. Issue 22
07/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Success

Questions and Answers with Nicholas Zeppos, Chancellor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

Well before the media coined it “the college mental health crisis,” Nicholas Zeppos made student mental health one of his key priorities at Vanderbilt.  By the time he retired as Chancellor in 2019, Zeppos had incorporated this into every facet of university life, having come to believe that the emotional…

MCQ. Issue 22
07/07/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Going from College to Career During COVID-19: How the Class of 2020 is Coping

The transition from college to early career is a critical period of identity formation marked by joy, fear, and loss. To be experiencing all this during a global pandemic that changed everything you were expecting is hard to imagine even for those of us who remember the difficulties of our…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health

Learning from Dr. Cole

Having a conversation with Jonathan Cole is like reading a great book.  You don’t want it to end even though you’ve already learned a great deal. In two separate Zoom interviews, the professor and former provost at Columbia University spoke to me about the triumphs and failures of American higher…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Substance Use, Sexual Assault and Title IX

Penn State’s Piazza Center Seeks Scholars for New Research Agenda

Penn State University launched the Piazza Center in January 2019, in an effort to become the nation’s principal home for identifying sound professional practice in fraternity and sorority advising. With a robust agenda that includes promising new research that identifies a “triad of risk,” (hazing, substance abuse, and sexual violence),…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Questions and Answers with Dr. Joanne Vogel, VP of Student Services at Arizona State University

As head of student services at ASU, Joanne Vogel has a big job at a large school with a major mission. Her multi-faceted purview within the Educational Outreach and Student Services department runs from mental health services and the Dean of Students Office to student organizations and student conduct. Despite…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021