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Mark Clark

Mark  Clark

Director of The Auburn Technical Institute

position: Clinical Professor
dept: Department of Systems and Technology
phone: (334) 844-2446
office: 304 Auburn Research Park and 422 Lowder Hall

At Auburn since 1998


  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Auburn University, 1985
  • Master of Science, Auburn University, 1988
  • Ph.D., Auburn University, 1998

Professional Activities

Dr. Mark Clark has a dual appointment at Auburn University. He serves as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Systems and Technology in the Harbert College of Business.  In addition to his duties in the College of Business, he also serves as the Director of the Auburn Technical Institute in the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation (ARTF).  Dr. Clark has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and specializes in the areas of Business Analytics, Quality, and Process Improvement.

Dr. Clark has co-authored numerous articles which have been published in outlets such as IIE Transactions, Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, and Forest Science.  Prior to joining the Technical Institute, Dr. Clark was a member of the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC).  While at ATAC, Dr. Clark was the Quality Team Leader where he focused on teaching and implementing the six sigma process improvement methodology in many manufacturing and service companies located in Alabama. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, as well as an instructor for numerous ASQ Certifications including the Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Technician, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and the Certified Quality Process Analyst. 

In the classroom, Dr. Clark teaches Quality Management and Business Analytics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is an instructor in the Executive MBA Program and serves as the faculty representative on the MBA Advisory Board.  He is the recipient of numerous College of Business awards, as well as other State and National awards, including the 2002 National Association for Management and Technical Assistance Centers Project of the Year Award, the 2002 Alabama Technology Network Star Performer Award, the 2004 University Economic Development Association Outstanding Project Award, the 2007 College of Business MBA Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2008 College of Business Excellence in Outreach Award and the 2009 Supply Chain Management Outstanding Teaching Award. 

Prior to starting his academic career at Auburn, he spent eight years in the pulp and paper industry, and served as a process engineer for approximately three years before joining the management team at one of the International Paper production facilities.

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