Mark is the Dean and The Alfred J. Verrecchia-Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business at the University of Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and is a CPA. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. During his tenure at URI, he served as the Director of the Masters in Accounting Program from 1994-2004 and as the Area Coordinator in Accounting from 2002-2004. From 2004-2006 he served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. Prior to his tenure at URI, he was a Tax Manager for Ernst and Young (formerly Arthur Young) in New York City. He is currently President of the American Taxation Association having previously served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President-Elect. Mark currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association as Vice President for Sections and Regions. He previously served on the Finance Committee and chaired the Membership Committee. In addition, he served to four-year terms on the Northeast Region Steering Committee and has twice served as the Program Chair and as President of the Northeast Region. In 2006, he was elected into the American Accounting Association Northeast Region Hall of Fame
He is the co-author with Kevin Murphy of Concepts in Taxation which is in its 14th edition. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Education, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, The Accounting Historians Journal, Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, The CPA Journal, Practical Tax Strategies, The Tax Adviser, and Tax Notes. His research has been featured in The Boston Globe and The Providence Journal where he also serves as a technical consultant to Neil Downing’s, “Moneyline” column.