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Michael Marrapodi, Ed.D.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Marrapodi has served as a faculty member in graduate divisions of online schools and, most recently, as Dean of Online Programs for a small New England college. For 20 years prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at four private schools and functioned as a catalyst, visionary, and change agent. Program expansion, enrollment increases, and financial stability were achieved in each setting. He excels at problem identification and the creation of collaborative solutions. He is also skilled at casting a vision and “rallying the troops” around a collective goal. This combination of skill and passion has benefited numerous learning organizations and non-profit organizations. He has a vision that the future holds unlimited opportunities to make meaningful contributions through new and challenging leadership roles. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. His dissertation, titled Resilience Promoting Dynamic Learning Community: A Case Study, explored the lived experiences of high school students and their parents/guardians from a single cohort. Half of the students interviewed completed their high school education despite having 3 or more risk factors on an inventory created by Dr. Marrapodi, while half dropped out of school. Factors of resilience and what individuals and experiences that impacted resilience were considered. His current research interests include the impact of white privilege as experienced and expressed by senior level college administrators on students of color.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
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American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies