COBE Introduces New Administrative Director Marcie Walsh

COBE is excited to announce the addition of Marcie Walsh, MSW, as our new Administrative Director!

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 and the THRIVE living-learning community.

Ms. Walsh spent the first half of her career in human resources, and since that time she has worked in education. She draws on both of those experiences in her work as administrative director of COBE.

Ms. Walsh is in her final year of the educational psychology Ph.D. program in VCU’s School of Education. Her 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.

Contact Ms. Walsh at or (804) 827-0546.