Marybeth Reilly-McGreen

Since arriving at the University of Rhode Island in 2017, Marybeth Reilly-McGreen’s focus as a digital content strategist has been to create content that inspires diverse and high-achieving students to apply to the University, highlights the University’s principal differentiators, positions it as a top-tier research institution with global reach, and elevates historically underrepresented voices.

Her writing has earned six CASE awards, five Circle of Excellence awards and a Best of CASE District I award, in four years, three gold, two bronze and one “Writing Best News Feature,” for three long-form series, “Why Hip-Hop Matters,” “Playbill,” and “Stories of the First Amendment in Action,” a profile of Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the story “Path to a Vaccine.” Marybeth also writes for the University’s CASE award-winning alumni publication, the University of Rhode Island Magazine. Additionally, she advises the University’s colleges and departments on strategic thinking about their web content and produces creative briefs that guide their redesign projects.

Marybeth is committed to advancing the University’s goals regarding equity and diversity and has completed diversity, equity, and inclusion programs both as a staff member and as a student. She serves on the Campus Climate Survey working group. Marybeth is a second-year English master’s student at the University studying subversive literature and the consolation of haunting. The author of three books of Rhode Island history, Marybeth is interested in the literature of marginalized groups that addresses or interrogates the Western canon. Off-hours, she mentors local high school students and volunteers for Adoption RI. Marybeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.