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, 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
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Highlights from the Quadcast, Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College

In late December, we spoke with Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College and President-elect of the Boston Foundation, about supporting student wellbeing through one of the most turbulent years in history; confronting racism; and looking ahead to positive change in 2021. Here is the transcript of our conversation. Marjorie Malpiede:…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021
Physical Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Gerri Taylor

After a long career in college student health, Gerri Taylor now finds herself at the center of the management of its current crisis. As the Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force of the American College Health Association (ACHA), Taylor co-leads a multidisciplinary team tasked with advising colleges on everything from…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Imagining the Future with the Student Flourishing Initiative

When great minds think alike, anything can happen, which is why the Student Flourishing Initiative might just succeed in starting a wellness revolution in higher education. Begun by David Germano, Robert Roeser, Mark Greenberg, and Richard Davidson, the Initiative uses scholarship on human flourishing from the sciences and humanities with…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Highlights from the Quadast: John J. DeGioia, PhD, Shirley M. Collado, PhD

In November, John J. DeGioia, PhD, President of Georgetown University and Shirley M. Collado, PhD, President of Ithaca College, were interviewed for a special series on the Mary Christie Quadcast. “Creating Environments for Flourishing,” a five-part series, was based on a report by the same name, which highlighted findings from…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

Camp Harbor View’s Wide Lens

During the summer of 2020, there was much speculation about whether or not camps could operate during COVID-19. What would be the point of a place-based recreational experience if there could be no place and no recreation? At Camp Harbor View, the decision was a lot more complicated. Its summer…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021