Marc Abelard, MEd Marc Abelard, MEd

marc_abelard@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Director, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services 

Teaching

  • Psychological Writing and Communication Skill

Research and Practice Interests

  • Multicultural and Global Mental Health
  • Organizational Leadership Psychology
  • African and Caribbean Mental Health
  • STEM Initiatives

Awards

  • Daniel F. Conley
  • Suffolk County District Attorney
  • Role Model Award

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

I served as the Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement at West Roxbury Academy since 2011. Prior to that position, I served as the Director of Parnerships and External Affairs at The Engineering School and managed partnerships with The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Harvard School of Engineering and Apllied Sciences and Middlebury College. I conducted reasearch in STEM at the Research Experience for Teachers Program at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In addition, I served on the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the Diversity Subcomittee. I partnered with Willam James College and through the work of Dr. St. Louis,  launched the PATHWAYS program at West Roxbury Academy as well as a program to provide back packs to high school students with Dean Cooper. I enjoyed a distinguish career as decorated Marine Corps Combat Veteran with numerous medals and commendations for my service in the Persian Gulf.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Male Educators of Color Executive Coaching Program (MEOC)

Community Engagement

  • Mentor,  My Btother's Keeper Initiave and the Becoming A Man Program (BAM)