As the Director of Study Abroad, Mark is responsible for the development, implementation and operation of all all study abroad programs. He works closely with faculty to support the many faculty-led programs that CIE offers each year. Mark is also the primary point of contact for exchange agreements and affiliation agreements that provide additional opportunities for UWM students to travel abroad.
In addition to the development of new programs, Mark works with the staff in the CIE Study Abroad Office to ensure the safety of students and faculty while abroad. Through pre-departure preparations, in-person and online orientations, and a 24/7 on-call response team, Mark and the CIE Study Abroad staff are available to respond to and assist with emergencies abroad.
Originally from Milwaukee, Mark has lived and traveled abroad extensively, including studying in Seville, Spain and Quito, Ecuador.