Mark
received his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University,
Fullerton in 1985. He worked in the aerospace industry for
two years, simulating the behavior of an infrared observer
satellite used to track ICBMs. He then moved to San Luis Obispo
and completed his graduate work at California Polytechnic
State University, where he received his M.S. in Mathematics
and Secondary Teaching Credential.
Currently a tenured faculty member of the
Cuesta College Mathematics Division, Mark lives in San Luis
Obispo and has two daughters. He is an established
author, and is a coauthor with Charles P. McKeague on three
text books:
Trigonometry
by Cengage, and Elementary Algebra
and Intermediate Algebra
by XYZ Textbooks. Mark has also created educational materials through his own
company, Turner
Educational Publishing, including
tutorials on the use of TI83/TI84 graphing calculators
for college algebra, trigonometry, or precalculus courses. Mark has presented
at a number of local and national mathematics conferences.
His recreational interests include hiking, reading,
geocaching, cycling,
cryptic crosswords, and
Scrabble.
Mark was honored in 1996 with the CMC^{3}
Award for Teaching Excellence, and more recently the Cuesta
College Teaching Excellence Award for 20082009.
