Associate Professor of Political Science
Mark is currently the Director of the UT Tyler Center for Opinion Research. His scholarship examines how the public respond to institutions and how institutions operate. He helps direct the UT Tyler Poll, is the Book Reviews Editor for Public Opinion Quarterly, and serves on the Advisory Board of UT Tyler Radio (KVUT 99.7FM)
He is an author of Battle for the Heart of Texas: Change in the Electorate (2022). His analysis on how Texas is changing politically has been cited by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, FiveThirtyEight, The New York Times, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, Texas Tribune and more.
Student Civic Engagement
Dallas Morning News, University of Texas at Tyler join forces to poll Texans on elections, issues (Feb. 2020)
UT Tyler sets up statewide polling center to gauge political, public opinion (October 2018)
UT Tyler Students Serving as Poll Workers During Texas Primary (March 2018)