Marzell Gray

Assistant Professor

Accepting PhD Students


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Research interests

Structural inequities

Mental Health 

Health Promotion

Health Coaching 

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Internationalizing Curriculum

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Professional Information

Too often, minority students are lost in the conversation about higher education; they are left behind when others move forward to understand how many options are available, how college can benefit their quality of life, and what type of education might suit their lifestyle. As an educator, administrator, researcher, and first-generation college student, I am committed to working with members of diverse populations in higher education and beyond. We must actively guide students to the educational path that is right for them, recognizing this might be a four-year Bachelor's degree, a certificate, a technical degree, a two-year degree, or a transfer curriculum. My personal philosophy toward teaching and diversity in education actively works to empower students from diverse backgrounds and in diverse learning environments. My research and initiatives seek to introduce students to the spaces and conversations that have traditionally overlooked them. We are working to drive diversity in education forward. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, DrPH Public Health, Leadership and Health Advocacy, Capella University

Award Date: Mar 13 2020

MBA, Master of Business Administration , Concordia University

Award Date: May 13 2016

BA, Exercise Science, Concordia University

Award Date: May 16 2014

External Positions

Volunteer on Committee, Physical Activity Alliance

Jan 3 2021 → …

Research Interest Keywords

  • COIL
  • Structural inequities
  • Health disparities
  • Mental Health
  • Health Coaching
  • health behavior change


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