Mark Decker, Ph.D.


Mark Decker
Chair of the Department of English, Professor, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D., Penn State University

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Monday 8:30AM-10:00AM

Wednesday 12:00PM-1:00PM

Friday 1:00PM-2:00PM


Mark Decker received his Ph.D. in American Literature from Penn State in 2001. He has also been an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin System. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in nine different states.

Teaching and Research Interests

Mark Decker's teaching and research interests include 19th and 20th century American Literature, Greek and Roman literature in translation, detective fiction, science fiction, and fiction about sports. Mark is also interested in technical communications and professional writing.

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of College Writing
  • Composition 2
  • Literature and Society
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing for Multiple Media
  • Writing and Evaluating Technical Manuals