Marcie Walsh

Administrative Director, COBE
(804) 827-0546

B.A. in Speech Communication and Rhetoric from University of Richmond, 1985
M.S.W. from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003
Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University


Marcie Walsh, MSW, is the Administrative Director of COBE and in her final year of the educational psychology PhD program in VCU’s School of Education. In her role as Administrative Director, Ms Walsh supports efforts to translate COBE faculty research into programming for students, the university community, and the broader Richmond region. Examples of current programming include the COBE Connect lunch series, the Science of Happiness and Flourishing classes, as well as the THRIVE living-learning community. Ms Walsh’s research interests focus on the factors that influence students' academic engagement and motivation in the higher education setting. She is currently completing her dissertation study of undergraduate students’ writer identity in the transition from high school to college.