Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State University

Mark is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State University as well as an academic researcher and working family physician. His classes, which became the curriculum after a successful pilot run, abandon the classical lecture format and instead are completely based around experiential learning. Students work clinical shifts and then have inter-class discussions on diagnoses and treatments. When not in the classroom, Mark is also practicing as a family physician within the Penn State health system as well as researching the positive effect of the development of self-identity on career exploration and development.