Areas of Professional Study and Interest
Mark earned a bachelor of art in Japanese Teaching (1998) and a master's degree in TESOL (2001) from Brigham Young University. After working full-time for three years at BYU's English Language Center in Provo, Utah, he moved with his family to New Zealand where he earned a doctorate degree in second language teaching and learning from the University of Auckland (2008). His area of particular professional interest is second language writing. He has been a member of TESOL since 2000 and has been a member of Hawaii TESOL since coming to BYU–Hawaii in 2007. He loves teaching and working with the international community that is on campus here at BYU–Hawaii.