J. Mark Bateman obtained a Bachelors degree in psychology from Carson-Newman College, a Masters degree in College Student Development from Bowling Green State University and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. His doctoral work was completed under the guidance of the prominent scholar and current Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Don Hossler.
Dr. Bateman has been involved in study of higher education leadership and policy for more than 20 years through an impressive array of positions and activities. Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Graduate Studies and Director of Special Projects for the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Previously he held positions in student development including Director of Residence Life and Dean of Student Development and administrative positions in academic affairs including Executive Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the School of the Education at Baylor University, and Associate Provost at Samford University.
He has also held influential positions in state policy including Director of the Joint Select Committee on Higher Education and Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor of Texas for Education. He has served on the faculty at Louisiana State University, and as a faculty member and academic administrator at Baylor University (where he was tenured), and Samford University. He has conducted research on college choice and education policy, served as Assistant Editor for the Enrollment Management Review, a College Board Publication, and co-edited a book for Teacher College Press entitled Condemning Students to Debt: College Loans and Public Policy. Dr. Bateman has consulted with colleges and universities in student development and enrollment as well as the Texas State Senate.