Mark leads the Digital Bridges strategic initiative at CCNMTL. He works with faculty at Columbia, Columbia University Libraries, museums, media archives, film productions, and scientific data repositories to build innovative educational activities around curated digital resources. Mark's projects at CCNMTL include Mapping the African American Past (winner of the Award for Innovative Use of Archives from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York), Project Vietnam (an IMLS-funded partnership with WGBH), and MediaThread (an open source image and video analysis platform).
Before joining CCNMTL in 2006, he was an assistant professor of English at Bowdoin College; his early models of class wikis there were described in EDUCAUSE and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Mark holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in English from Columbia College. He also earned a degree in library science at Simmons College in 2006, and was designated an Association of Research Libraries Academy Fellow.