Marjorie Mcgee, PH.D.
Marjorie McGee, Ph.D., is a disability studies scholar who received her doctorate in Social Work and Social Research at PSU. She has published articles related to health inequities experienced by people with disabilities. Several recent publications are based upon her dissertation, “Lost in the margins? Intersections among disability and other non-dominant statuses with regard to peer victimization and psychosocial distress among Oregon teens.”
Marjorie started her career as a Rehabilitation Counselor working for the State of Oregon. She then spent seven years working for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Program at the Oregon Disability Commission. She co-founded and directed the Women with Disability Health Equity Coalition in Portland from 2006 to 2009. In the recent past, Marjorie worked as a Research Associate in the Center for Student Success in the Graduate School of Education at PSU, where she conducted research intended to address the problem of educational inequities. She currently works for Oregon Health Authority's Office of Equity and Inclusion as an Equity and Inclusion Policy Data Analyst, playing a key role in implementing the Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability (REAL+D) standards.
As someone who holds several non-dominant statuses, including disability (she identifies as deaf/hard of hearing), the work of addressing social, educational and health inequities is deeply personal to Marjorie. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, Noelle Wiggins, and is the proud parent of a millennial daughter, Rose.