- Dow 720
- Associate Teaching Professor, Nursing, Biological Sciences
Mark was raised in Baraga, MI, spending his adolescence learning about auto mechanics in his father’s service station, a skill he has always valued, and uses to this day. Mark left the area while employed by Glasrock Home Health Services, living in Green Bay, WI and the Bay Area of California, while serving as branch manager or materials manager, in both areas. Upon returning, he attended Suomi College, graduating in 1994 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Following graduation, he was employed by Portage Hospital in Med/Surg and ICU, worked several years in Correctional Health at the Baraga Maximum Security Prison, and then started an 11-year position at Copper Country Community Mental Health as a psychiatric nurse and psychiatric access manager. During his time working in mental health, he earned his BSN and MSN Ed., through online programs at University of Phoenix. Shortly after receiving his MSN, he was approached by Finlandia University to replace a retiring professor teaching Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Mark continued in that position, achieving Associate Professor and tenured status, until the closure of the university.
Always a lover of the outdoors, Mark values many of the activities available living in the UP, including skiing, snowshoeing, boating, fishing and woods hiking with his Great Pyrenees, Niko.
- Mental health/mental illness
- Mental illness stigma
- Substance use/abuse
- Substance abuse stigma
- Psychiatric pharmacology
- Social Determinants of Health/Disease
- Spirituality in Healthcare