BA Special Education - University of Lynchburg, M.Ed Assistive Technology - George Mason University
Prior to coming to Virginia Tech in 2017, Mark spent 15 years within Loudoun County Public Schools supervising Assistive Technology services and building a culture of proactive design and innovation. Mark also worked for Assistive Technology Works providing a diverse array of consultations, trainings, and installations of software and hardware technologies across consumer and institutional environments.
Awards, Honors and Certifications:
IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies.
Mark is an active member of the National Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Center Advisory Committee, Chair of the Virginia Higher Education Accessibility Partners (VHEAP), and Secretary/Treasurer of the UDL Higher Education Leadership Team. Mark has a special interest in the maker movement and connections to the field of Assistive Technology.
Mark is a Scoutmaster with a Blacksburg scout troop and enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and recreational adventures with his family. The scout motto "Be Prepared" is a vital component of both professional and personal endeavors. Other interests include photography, music, automotive adventures, gardening, traveling to islands, and managing day-to-day responsibilities on the family hobby-farm.