Dr. Leo Mark, associate dean for academic programs and student affairs, collaborates with faculty and the Georgia Tech community to develop world class academic programs for Georgia Tech Professional education. He serves as the voice for students enrolled in the division's programs and will have oversight of all academic offerings including professional master’s degrees, the Georgia Tech Language Institute, and outreach and student affairs.
Mark has been an associate professor in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing (CoC) since 1992, and has worked closely with Georgia Tech Professional Education throughout the years to develop and teach a number of distance learning and blended courses. He has also managed many initiatives for CoC, including serving as director of graduate, international, and professional programs for more than five years. Mark has been appointed to boards of the CETL Graduate Curriculum Committee and the Georgia Tech/IT University of Copenhagen exchange program. Furthermore, Mark oversaw the development, implementation, operation, and successful completion of Georgia Tech’s 4-year contract with Korea University to create a dual CSMS degree – which Professional Education assisted with and supported.
Prior to joining Tech, Mark was an assistant professor for the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland from 1986-1992. He taught database courses and seminars at Aarhus University in Denmark, the University of Maryland, and many private companies. Mark participated in database architecture standardization efforts for ANSI/SPARC, and has researched a standardized communication environment for NASA and High Performance Engineering Information Systems for the National Science Foundation. He has also published over 80 journal and conference papers on database systems. Mark earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. from Aarhus University.